The Campaign manager of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr. Peter Mac Manu, has advised President John Dramani Mahama and the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) to be guided by the election violence that occurred in Ivory Coast and accept defeat without any hesitation to guarantee peace in the country.
He said president Mahama must ensure that he accepts defeat immediately after the December polls by calling the presidential candidate of NPP ,Nana Akufo-Addo, to congratulate him.
He assured supporters of the party, who are troubled over concerns that the government may rig the election and may not hand over power upon it defeat that the NPP will not allow that to happen.
“Nobody should be afraid, some people are worried that the NDC may rig the election or may not cede power should they lose. Let me assure you, that is not going to happen. You look around Ivory Coast. What happened to Laurent Gbago when he refused to cede power; his wife as well as his special aid who were causing trouble are all languishing in prison, so the NDC and John Mahama must take a lesson from that to cede power to guarantee peace in the country.”
Addressing supporters of the party at a programme dubbed ‘adopt a polling station now’ in Koforidua on Saturday, Mr. Mac Manu stated that Mr. Akufo-Addo accepted defeat in 2008 by congratulating President John Evans Atta Mills, adding that in 2012, the party attempted to pour on the streets to cause mayhem after the party detected irregularities, but Mr. Akufo- Addo blocked that move and opted to use legal means to seek redress at the Supreme Court.
Ken Ofori Atta, the Director -in-Charge of National Fundraising Team of the NPP, said the project being rolled out nationwide aims at ensuring that adequate resources are generated both in cash and in kind to support polling station agents who would be deployed to the various polling stations across the country to plug some loopholes that were created in their duties in the 2012 elections which provided opportunities for irregularities in the election.
Source: Daily Heritage
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