The Chairman of Ghana?s Electoral Commission (EC), Dr Kwadwo Afari-Gyan, today told the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) to go to court for redress if they felt they had been cheated in the 2012 Presidential Election process.
Dr Afari-Gyan?s comment came after the NPP alleged that the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) had rigged the election.
The NPP claimed the NDC had colluded with officials of the Electoral Commission to inflate figures of their (NDC) candidate, John Dramani Mahama.
The opposition party therefore called on the EC to postpone the declaration of the result until the presidential votes could be recounted, but the EC indicated that the evidence of alleged rigging presented by the NPP was insufficient to warrant a postponement of the result.
The EC Chairman urged the NPP to pursue their case in court in line with the the dictates of the 1992 constitution of the Republic of Ghana.
Dr Gyan went on to declare incumbent John Dramani Mahama the winner of the 2012 Presidential Election with 5,574,761 votes representing 50.70% of total valid votes. His main challenger, the NPP?s Nana Akufo-Addo polled 5,248,898 representing 47.74% of total valid votes.
President-Elect Mahama will now be sworn in on January 7, 2013.

By Ghanareporters, Accra


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