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We won 7 December election fair and square, says Akufo-Addo

The National Democratic Congress has said it cannot accept the results of the 7 December election because it was “flawed”

President Akufo-Addo says the New Patriotic Party (NPP) won the 7 December poll fair and square and would not allow anybody to bully the party.

“…Because your heart beats so strongly that’s why we won this victory. The victory we won, we won it fair and square and we will not allow a group of people to bully us out of the victory.

“We won it fair and square and we are going to keep it fair and square,” President Akufo-Addo said.

Speaking to NPP supporters in Accra, President Akufo-Addo thanked them for their hard work, adding, “you are the heartbeat of our party and it is because you beat so strongly that today our party is the dominant political party in this country. So I want to thank you for your hard work.”

The National Democratic Congress has said it cannot accept the results of the 7 December election because it is “flawed”.

The party has, therefore, served notice it will present its petition to the court on Wednesday 30 December to challenge the outcome of Election 2020.

A member of the legal team of the largest opposition party, Rockson-Nelson Dafeamekpor, said the party has a case and will resort to the court for redress.

“We’ll go to court. We’ve made that clear. Certainly, by Wednesday (30 December), all these matters would be placed before the court,” Dafeamekpor said.

“We’re saying Electoral Commission should comply with the law. If you comply with the law and we emerge victorious that is fine. But you do not comply with the law and announce another candidate as the victor. No,” he said on news analysis programme, Newsfile, on Accra-based Joy FM.

Go to court

The United States government had earlier called on the NDC to go to court to address their grievances after congratulating President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on his re-election in the just ended 7 December elections.

A statement issued by the US Ambassador to Ghana, Stephanie Sullivan, described the just ended presidential and parliamentary elections as “free and fair”.

The statement, however, called on aggrieved parties in the just ended polls to resolve any electoral dispute in court.

“The United States expects that any electoral disputes would be resolved through established legal channels, in keeping with Ghana’s hard-earned reputation as a shining example of democracy in the region and across the world,” the statement said.

“The U.S. government stands ready to continue our strong partnership with the government and people of Ghana to advance our shared prosperity.”

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