Opposition candidate congratulates Ghana president Akufo-Addo ahead of final declaration
London, Dec. 8, 2020 (AltAfrica)-The flagbearer for the Liberal Party of Ghana (LPG), Percival Kofi Akpaloo has conceded defeat to the President of Ghana Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
He also congratulated him for giving his political party a good fight in the just ended general election across the country.
In congratulating the President in a post he shared on Facebook, Kofi Akpaloo said: “Congratulations to HE Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo for his re-election as president of the Republic of Ghana”.
The New Patriotic Party has made public its final tabulation of all results from the 16 regions at its collation centre in Accra where the figures clearly put them ahead of its major contender, the NDC.
The NPP has projected about 51.49% win over the NDCs 47.17% of total votes cast in the election held on December 7, 2020.
Meanwhile, Ghana’s Electoral Commission (EC) says the results of the parliamentary and presidential elections that will reflect the will of the people.
The EC noted in a statement that it is still collating the results and further urged Ghanaians to exercise patience.
“The Commission wishes to inform the general public that the process of collating election results at all the constituencies and regional collation centers is currently ongoing in the presence of political party agents.
“The commission staff and field officials are working round the clock to ensure that the collated results are accurate and a true reflection of the will of the people of Ghana who turned out in their numbers to vote in the December elections
“This time round the Commission at its National Collation Centre in Accra is only receiving collated presidential elections results from 16 regions as opposed to results from 275 constituencies as has been the case in the past.
“As such we urge the public and stakeholders to remain calm and patient. The Commission will release all the verified results as soon as they are received. The Commission reminds the public that it remains the sole legally mandated body to declare presidential election result in Ghana.
“As such candidates, their supporters, the media and the public are urged to desist from declaring presidential results as this is in contravention of the law and the threat and peace and stability of the