Thousands march in parts of Northern Ghana to protest December 7 presidential results


Thousands of anti-government demonstrators have rallied in parts of Ghana, to renew demands for fresh collation of results in the wake of last week’s disputed presidential polls.

Led by the opposition NDC, the protest comes after the party’s flag bearer John Dramani Mahama rejected the presidential election results after he suffered a second defeat to incumbent Nana Akufo-Addo.

In the Northern region, scores of party supporters today, Tuesday, wore red attire as they marched through the principal streets of the capital, Tamale amid tight security.

Some wielded placards which read: “No Collation, No Peace”, “Stolen Verdict”, “No justice, No peace among others.

The protesters insist the NDC flagbearer John Mahama emerged the winner of the December polls denouncing the presidential results as rigged.

“We will fight till the end and will not allow the country to be governed by a tyrant”, one of the protesters, Mustapha Hardi, 32, said referring to President Akufo-Addo.

A similar protest is underway in the Upper West region capital Wa amid tight security, according to media reports.

According to official results, Mr Akufo-Addo obtained 51.6% of the vote, compared with 47.4% won by his main rival, ex-President John Mahama.

Mr Mahama has not yet conceded defeat. His party has rejected the results, citing alleged irregularities.

It was the third time the two politicians had faced each other in a presidential election.

The opposition also accused supporters of vote-buying, making threats against its supporters, and of violations during the count.

But the governing party leaders have flatly denied the accusations of electoral fraud.

Source: Daily Mail GH

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