NPP to contest Election 2012 Results in court

Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Jake Obetsebi Lamptey has hinted the party is heading to court over the results of the 2012 presidential elections.

Addressing the media after a meeting of NPP’s National Executive Committee, Mr Obetsebi Lamptey said they have gathered “abundant evidence” that there were discrepancies with some of the figures of elections.

He explained that figures for National Democratic Congress’ candidate John Dramani Mahama were “inflated” at “several constituencies” while those of his party’s candidate, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, were “reduced”.

“We cannot accept the results of the declared results of the election,” he roared.

While condemning the Electoral Commission (EC) for “usurping the sovereign will of the Ghanaian”, Mr Obetsebi Lamptey said Article 64 of the 1992 Constitution allows them to seek legal redress.

According to the chairman of the NPP, the “documentary and physical evidence” have been given to a team to work closely with the Party’s legal brains in order to duly file a suit against the results.

The Party was, however, not sure when the work of the committee will finish for the party to file the suit at the Supreme Court.

Among the senior members present at the Alisa Hotel, where the meeting was held, were Ex-President John Agyekum Kufour, Former Senior Minister John Henry Mensah, 2012 Presidential Candidate Nana Akufo-Addo and his running mate, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.

 

Source: 3news.com|Ghana

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