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We’ll make Ghana proud no matter outcome – Mahama tweets

Ghanaians await on the Electoral Commission (EC) for the declaration of results from Wednesday’s general elections, incumbent president, John Dramani Mahama is urging Ghanaians not to interfere in the EC’s work.

The opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), a few hours after counting of ballots had started held a press conference claiming that results they had collated from over 80 percent of polling stations put their candidate, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in an unassailable and called on the EC to declare the results and also for President Mahama to concede.

The ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) held a counter press conference describing the NPP’s behaviour as irresponsible.

Another NPP press conference later in the day complaining of the ‘unusual delay’ in the release of the results and maintaining the claims of an unassailable lead with an even higher number of polling stations was again countered by the NDC who also claimed their own collation indicated President Mahama was cruising top victory.

The EC after these back and forth press conferences explained to the media the reason for the delay assuring that they were not tampering with figures as being feared but by were only verifying the results for accuracy.

They further asked for time and space to deliver the results and promised to make a declaration in 72 hours as prescribed by the law.

Notwithstanding the EC’s call, many media houses in the early hours of Friday projected Mr Akufo-Addo as the winner.

In a tweet on Friday, President Mahama seemed to support the EC’s call.

“Let’s allow EC to carry out its constitutional mandate. We’ll make Ghana proud no matter outcome”, he stated.

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