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The New Patriotic Party (NPP) says it is obvious that it will continue to maintain the majority in the next Parliament from results it claims to have collated as of now from Monday’s general election.
“We now control three of the five regions in northern Ghana”, the NPP’s General Secretary, John Boadu announced at a press conference organised by the party at 3am on Tuesday.
He said for the first time, the NPP has been able to win a seat in the Volta Region, and referred to Hohoe, which he said had been won by the Minister of Energy, John Peter Amewu.
He said from results the party has collated as of 2:15am from pink sheets, scanned and sent to its national headquarters in Accra, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was in a clear lead.
“We will refrain from declaring results, we will leave that to the EC.
“However, from the results publicly declared, collated and announced at the constituency level, and also from our own internal collation system, the efficacy of which is not in doubt, we are happy to announce that we have so far collated and vetted, as at 2:15am, we have received in our situation room here in Accra, the scanned pink sheet results from 34,040 polling stations nationwide out of the total of 38,933 including special voting ones.
“This represents 87.43 percent of all polling stations with 4893 outstanding.” Mr Boadu said.
Mr Boadu said this puts the NPP’s candidate, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in the lead with 6,085,708 representing 52.72 percent.
He said this was the highest number of votes to be secured by any presidential candidate in the fourth Republic.
John Mahama is second with a total votes of 5,308,033 representing 45.93 percent.
He said each one of the pink sheets used for the collation at the NPP’s collation centre has been scanned and are available for inspection as was done in the 2016 elections.
“We will take some of the media people to our collation centre and situation room for you to have a look at each and every pink sheet that has been scanned and received,” Mr Boadu added.
He said with just 4,893 polling station results still left to go with Akufo-Addo leading John Mahama by 777, 675 votes, “it will take much more than the usual propaganda to flick this,” he said.
“Whereas we do not wish to declare that we have won the presidential race, we can confidently say that Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has secured a clear incontestable margin ahead of John Mahama. We will however, as responsible citizens wait for the EC to declare the final results,” Mr Boadu added.
“As we come to the end of this election period, we call on all well meaning Ghanaians to exercise patience as we wait for the declaration of the final results from the Electoral Commission. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo from our projections, collations, we are on course for a second term in office and a majority in Parliament. We are confident of this and awaits declaration from the EC as constitutionally mandated,” he added