2016 elections will be rigged – Akufo-Addo

The flagbearer of the main opposition New Patriotic Party Nana Akufo-Addo has said conditions in Ghana point to the fact that the 2016 elections will be rigged.

He is therefore asking the global community to intervene in order to avert crisis in the West African country come next year.

“Ghana has worked incredibly hard to preserve a democratic character. One administration shouldn’t be allowed to undermine it. And at times, this requires putting the interest of the country above partisan interest.

“The hope is that the global community takes notice and urges change before the elections rather than looking back at the 2016 elections; shaking their heads and asking ‘how did this happen’; we are telling you exactly how it’s going to happen,” Akufo-Addo told a gathering in Amsterdam as part of his European tour.

He added: “All the pieces are in place for a rigged elections. As Africans, we have witnessed election related violence tear countries apart, we know what we risk should these problems not be resolved”.

The NPP and pressure group, Let my Vote Count Alliance (LMVCA), are demanding for a fresh register for the 2016 elections.

They claim that the current register is bloated and cannot be trusted. They insist that the Electoral Commission must change it in order to ensure transparency and engender public confidence in the outcome of the elections.

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