The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has refuted claims that the National Democratic Congress says (NDC) that it has won the presidential election.
The NPP’s General Secretary John Boadu says the ill still control the majority of seats in parliament.
“We now control three of the five regions in northern Ghana”.
He said this at a press conference in reaction to what the NDC had said on Monday.
The NPP General Secretary said for the first time, the NPP has been able to win a seat in the Volta Region.
“We will refrain from declaring results, we will leave that to the EC,” Mr Boadu said.
“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 4,893 outstanding.” Mr Boadu said.
According to him, what the NPP has gathered revealed that the president has polled 6,085,708 representing 52.72 percent.
John Mahama is second with total votes of 5,308,033 representing 45.93 percent, he claimed.
“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.
“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