Thousands of NDC supporters in the Ketu South constituency on Thursday took to the street to protest against the Jean Mensah led Electoral Commission over what they call a flawed election that led to the declaration of Nana Akufo-Addo as the president-elect.
According to the NDC supporters, the declaration was a stolen verdict orchestrated by the NPP and Chairperson of the EC, Madam Jean Mensah.
The protest in Ketu South comes after the Upper West Regional branch of the National Democratic Congress joined the nationwide resistance protest by party faithfuls against the Electoral Commission over what they term as flawed election results.
The demonstration which lasted for three hours saw former appointee’s, party executives, party members and sympathizers marching through some principal streets of Wa with placards such as “Uphold the people’s will”, “Nana must go” as well as “Mahama must be declared Winner” among others with heavily armed police personnel including the Regional Commander DCOP Aboagye Nyarko who was stationed at the Upper West Regional office of the Electoral Commission with other senior of officers of the service.
Delivering a petition to the Regional Director of the Electoral Commission Ali Osman on behalf of NDC, the Wa Central Communications Officer of the NDC Mohammed Tandoh said the Presidential results of the just-ended elections was rejected by the flagbearer John Mahama and leadership of the on the basis of flawed results declared by the Chairperson of the EC Jean Mensah.
This comes on the heels of similar protests held by women supporters of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Ashanti region and a subsequent one held at Wa in the Upper West region on Wednesday.
The NDC has rejected the results of the polls which gives the NPP’s Nana Akufo-Addo over 51% of the valid votes cast. They have accused the Electoral Commission of rigging the polls for the incumbent.
Source: Ghana/Kasapafmonline.com/102.5 Fm