“We are confident of winning the Sene West seat and nothing can stop the victory. If they (NDC) feel that the election results were compromised with rigging, that is their own issue, and they should use appropriate means for redress,” the governing party has said.
Addressing a press conference on Tuesday, the NPP General Secretary, John Boadu, insisted that the party would win the Sene West seat to further extend its majority lead in Parliament.
The Electoral Commission (EC) has assured Ghanaians that it is concluding processes to declare the outcome of the parliamentary election in the constituency.
Sene West, which is in the Bono East Region, is the only constituency whose result is yet to be declared by the Commission due to a dispute at the constituency level.
A statement from the Commission assured the general public that it was working to finalise the issues regarding the constituency to enable a transparent, fair, credible, and peaceful conclusion of the process.
“We expect to bring finality to this issue within the shortest possible time,” the Commission said.
The EC has declared 274 seats out of the 275 parliamentary seats, leaving the Sene West seat.
Meanwhile, Mr Boadu has said that there is nothing in dispute about the presidential election since President Akufo-Addo emphatically won in the general election. He explained that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo won the election with a margin of about 517, 231 votes, and no amount of threats can reverse the decision of the Electoral commission.
“Again, and for the avoidance of doubt, the two leading presidential candidates posted the following results: – Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, 6,730,413, representing 51.302%. John Dramani Mahama, 6,213,182, representing 47.359%. Nana Addo Dankwa of the NPP won the election emphatically with four percentage points difference between him and his closest challenger, John Dramani Mahama of the NDC.
“The votes difference between the two candidates is 517, 231. The percentage points scored by the candidate of the NPP is one of the highest since 1996. So, the presidential election was not even close and therefore there was nothing contentious about it. In 2008, the late Prof. Mills became president with only 50.2% of valid votes cast. In 2012, John Dramani Mahama was president with 50.7% of valid votes cast. In fact, no NDC presidential candidate since Jerry Rawlings has hit the 51% mark in a presidential election,” he said.
“The 50.2% and the 50.7% that John Mills and John Mahama scored represented 40,586 and 325,863 votes difference between them and Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. So, the nation is at a loss as to how a vote difference of 517,231 can be deemed contentious. There is absolutely no doubt in anybody’s mind, that Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo won the 2020 poll emphatically and without doubt. No amount of whining can change that,” he added.