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- Saturday, 10 December 2016 03:47
Total chaos as NPP supporters take over Circle Interchange management...
Some supporters of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) have stormed the Kwame Nkrumah Circle to take over management of the newly built interchange.
The irate supporters clad in NPP paraphernalia have locked up offices built to operate the interchange popularly known as ‘Accra Dubai’.
The last change of government in 2009 was characterized with clashes between supporters of the NDC and the NPP over management of public toilets and other state properties.
There are reports of similar incidents in other parts of the country following the election of opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo as president-elect in the December 7 elections.
The New Patriotic Party flagbearer polled 5,716,026 votes representing 53.85% in the 2016 elections to give him an edge over the ruling National Democratic Congress leader Mahama, who garnered 4,713,277 votes representing 44.40% of the total votes.
Nana Addo’s party swept the majority in Parliament with over 150 seats.
Declaring the presidential results in Accra, the chairperson of the EC Mrs. Charlotte Osei said the Commission recorded valid votes of over 10,615,361, rejected ballots stood at 1.54% while 10,782,609 represented the total number of people who voted.
Turnout was 68.62%. The official result is without four constituencies whose results were not ready at the time of declaration.
President Mahama is going down in history as the first sitting president to have lost an election under the Fourth Republic of the 1992 Constitution. Mahama led the ruling NDC to power in 2012 following the death of his former boss Prof. John Evans Atta Mills ahead of that year’s election.
Akufo-Addo is a former Attorney General and Foreign Affairs Minister under the erstwhile Kufuor administration and has been eyeing the presidency since 2008. Late president John Mills beat him in that year’s election after a run off and resurfaced again in 2012 to be defeated by incumbent Mahama.
Nana Addo’s vice president is an economist Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, who was a former deputy governor of the Bank of Ghana.