A group calling itself the Coalition for Freedom and Justice says it will be disappointed in the New Patriotic Party (NPP) leadership if they rescind their decision to proceed to court over the outcome of the 2012 general elections.
The group which consists of the members of the Convention Peoples Party (CPP), Peoples National Convention (PNC), the National Democratic Party (NDP) and the other minority parties said they were convinced that there have been inconsistencies with the election results.
Addressing the media in Accra on Wednesday, Convener of the Freedom and Justice group, James Kwabena Bomfeh called on leaders of the various opposition parties to reject the results.
He said, “We call on the other political party leaders to tell their stories and reject the results as cooked and fake; this is a blatant attempt to kill the minority parties and to always steal the votes, any leader who accepts the stolen verdict without calling for investigation and rejection is a traitor and cannot lead any party in any capacity.”
Mr. Bomfeh insisted, “We must be collective in our resolve to stem out corruption of any kind in our body politics, this is an effort aimed at the survival of Ghana’s democracy, if this cause of action is not taken to sanitize our democratic process, any party in opposition might as well forget ever winning any election in Ghana which is a dangerous trend.”
James Kwabena Bomfeh also challenged the Chairman of the Electoral Commission, Dr. Afari Gyan to explain to Ghanaians why the commission allowed some people to vote without going through the verification process as agreed by all the political parties ahead of the 2012 general elections.
“We condemn the EC and the blatant disregard for all the rules governing the elections; the fraudulent recruitment of personnel by the EC, no use of biometric verification during the elections, fraudulent collation, using calculators and mobile phones instead of the budgeted for computers, unprofessional conduct, fraudulent transmission of results, bastardization of state institutions by the government all these must be explained by the EC Chairman, Dr. Afari Gyan.”
“The attitude and posturing of the EC is one that must be checked; the EC cannot claim to be sacrosanct or above reproach, in order words they cannot claim perfection, we cannot accept that for time and again; election after election since 1992, the EC’s own internal assessments reveal serious fundamental errors that have led to reforms in the conduct of its duty and mandate,” he emphasized.
By: Abdul Karim Naatogmah/citifmonline.com/Ghana