Hundreds of New Patriotic Party (NPP) sympathisers yesterday, engaged in a peaceful march to pressure the Electoral Commission (EC) to declare their presidential candidate as winner of the just ended election.
The march, led by the Acting General Secretary, of NPP John Boadu, and a Member of the NPP Communication team, Hopeson Adoye, started from the party headquarters at Asylum Down to the house of Nana Akufo-Addo, through Nima round-about to the EC headquarters and to the American Embassy in Accra.
Clad in party t-shirts and with red and white bands, the angry sympathisers sang and danced to NPP party campaign songs and urged the EC to expedite action on the announcement of the election results.
Party supporters had also poured white powder on their bodies ostensibly indicating that the party had won the elections and were followed by vehicles and sound systems playing NPP campaign songs.
Addressing the party supporters before the March, Mr. Boadu said the provisional results the party had gathered, indicated that Nana Akufo-Addo had won the elections.
“Per the provisional results we have collated Nana Akufo-Addo has garnered more than 53 per cent of the total valid votes cast,” he said.
Mr. Boadu explained that the peaceful march was to impress on the Electoral Commissioner to announce the election results, saying the delay of the EC to announce the results was causing anxiety among the NPP supporters across the country.
The Acting General Secretary asked the supporters to march on the approved route, and desist from acts which could defeat the objective of the event.
Mr. Adoye told the party supporters that Nana Akufo-Addo had won the elections, stressing that “that we will not allow anybody to cheat us.”
He led the teeming supporters to sing patriotic songs.
By Kingsley Asare