Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has revealed that government has resumed work after declaration of the Election results by the Electoral Commission (EC).
Although the Electoral Commission had stated in its declaration that the new results released could not affect the standings of either candidates, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) leadership continues to cry foul.
Speaking at the Minister’s Press Briefing in Accra yesterday the Minister emphasized that government remains determined to wrap up its mandate for the year and hence, that informs its decision to get back to work right after the declaration of the general elections.
“President Akufo-Addo and his appointees are already back to work a day after the declaration of results for the Presidential election to wrap up government business for the year. The President after his declaration as President-elect by the electoral commission, has been back at work today, performing his official duties at the (Jubilee House) while he continues to receive congratulatory messages from colleague heads of state from in and around the continent,” he said.
This announcement comes at the back of a closely contested elections between President Nana Akufo-Addo and his opponent predecessor John Dramani Mahama with the former edging the latter to secure reelection in what was largely a free and fair contest.
According to the Minister, the renewal of the President’s mandate is testament of the confidence Ghanaians repose in his governance, policies and leadership style.
He said government will in the next four years focus on bettering the lives of Ghanaians through creation of opportunities in key sectors of the economy.
Meanwhile, the NDC continues to claim that National Security operatives are trying to forge constituency results sheet for Techiman South in the Bono East Region claiming that its candidate, Christopher Beyere won the seat although the Electoral Commission has declared otherwise.
The opposition party is also yet to produce evidence that backs its claims.
NDC General Secretary, Asiedu Nketia said at a press conference on yesterday evening that he was told that “National Security has sent operatives to now try and manufacture pink sheets, bribe people to sign fake documents and so on.”
Mr. Asiedu Nketia further urged its supporters in Techiman South to remain vigilant and stand firm and protect their election results.
He also unveiled their Techiman South candidate, saying he was the MP-elect despite no declaration having been made.
Results on the ground showed that the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) Martin Adjei Mensah Korsah had beaten Mr. Beyere in the election.
The declaration of Mr. Korsah’s victory led to agitations from NDC supporters.
The NDC is also disputing the presidential election results.
It is refusing to recognise the incumbent President, Nana Akufo-Addo as the rightfully elected President.
Nana Akufo-Addo won the presidential vote with 6,730,587 (51.302%) votes so far handing him re-election.
John Dramani Mahama came second with 6,213,182 representing 47.359% of the vote.