By Enoch Adjei,
Dateline Africa News Correspondent
As tension arouse among supporters of the two major political parties in Ghana, New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC). The flagbearer of the NDC ,John Dramani Mahama, remains resolute and hopeful of victory despite many projections putting him behind the incumbent Nana Akufo-Addo.
Mr. Mahama said his assessment of results collated by the NDC showed gains for his party.
“It is clear the Ghanaian people want a change in this country. Ghanaians are tired of Akufo-Addo and his government,” he remarked at a press conference on Tuesday evening at his residence in Accra.
“We’ve won in 10 regions out of 16 and Ghanaians have expressed their confidence in us,” Mr. Mahama added.
The NDC flagbearer thus said he and his party were ready to “resist any attempt to subvert the will of the people” as he accused the government of using military personnel to intimidate persons in areas favourable to the NDC.
“Some of what is happening is unacceptable and Nana Akufo-Addo continues to show credentials that are undemocratic. You cannot use the military to overturn the results in constituencies that we have won, and so we will resist any attempt to subvert the sovereign will of the people.”
Mr. Mahama further urged his supporters to “remain calm as we await the final verdict.”
The NDC General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, also rejected claims that President Akufo-Addo had won the December 7 presidential elections.
He insists that data available to them suggests that the flagbearer of the NDC, John Dramani Mahama will be declared President-elect by the Electoral Commission.
“We have won all the deciding regions. We’ve won the Greater Accra and Central Regions. We’ve won previously existing Brong Ahafo Region. What else do we need to win elections in this country?”
“We’ve won close to 40 percent in Eastern Region and close to 30 percent in Ashanti Region. How can anybody say Nana Akufo-Addo has won this election? We will not sit by for the ballot of the people to be stolen,” he said.