NPP supporters in A/R protest results of 2012 Election

Hundreds of supporters of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Ashanti Region have gathered at Ashtown, a suburb of Kumasi, after a protest march through some prinicpal streets of the city.

The protest is mainly aimed at expressing the Party’s disatisfaction with results of the 2012 General Eletions.

According to members, the Electoral Commission manipulated results in favour of the incumbent National Democratic Congress (NDC).

TV3’s reporter William Nkum says the protesters marched in three groups – one started from the Labour Roundabout,  one from Suame and the third group from Santase.

The three groups converged at the Kumasi Central Post Office, from where they marched to Ashtown, where party executives addressed the crowd.

The protest march, which is dubbed ‘March for Justice’, is also to express the party’s claim that voters in the Ashanti Region were discriminated against by the EC with regard to the ‘No Verification, No Vote’ rule.

The march began at 9:00am Tuesday.

Wlliam Nkum reports that security has advised that a few people should be selected to march to the office of the Regional Chairman of the Electoral Commission (EC) to submit a petition.

Flagbearer of the NPP Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and other diginitaries are expected to join the protesters in Ashtown.

The petition will be submitted to Samuel Tettey, Ashanti Regional Chairman of the EC.

Regional Chairman of the NPP Frederick Freduah Antoh has promised that the march will be peaceful.




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