#2020polls: British High Commissioner congratulates Akufo-Addo, encourages dispute resolution through legal means

The British High Commissioner to Ghana, Mr Iain Walker, has congratulated President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on his electoral victory in the December 7 polls and urged that any disputes stemming from the polls be settled through legal means.

The main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) and its flagbearer, Mr John Dramani Mahama, have rejected the results of the polls, describing them as “fictionalised”.

According to the NDC and Mr Mahama, the Electoral Commission (NDC) rigged the polls for the incumbent and they have the pink sheets to prove that.

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#2020polls: British High Commissioner congratulates Akufo-Addo, encourages dispute resolution through legal means
#2020polls: British High Commissioner congratulates Akufo-Addo, encourages dispute resolution through legal means

In a tweet, Mr Walker said: “I congratulate President-elect @NAkufoAddo on his re-election, @JDMahama for his campaign & all the Ghanaian people for building on your proud reputation for inclusion, peace & tolerance. We await final parliamentary results & encourage resolution of any disputes through legal means”.

The returning officer of the Electoral Commission (EC), Mrs Jean Mensa, declared President Akufo-Addo the winner of Monday’s elections and President-elect on Wednesday, 9 December.

Out of the 13,119,460 total valid votes cast, incumbent President Akufo-Addo, of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), polled 6,730,587 votes representing 51.302 per cent.

His closest contender, Mr Mahama, polled 6,213,182 representing 47.359 per cent.

 

Source: classfmonline.com/Emmanuel Mensah

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