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I Was Very Shocked At December 7 Election Results – Asiedu Nketia
 
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11-Jan-2017  
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General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia says he was extremely shocked at the outcome of the December 7 general elections.

According to him, given the massive infrastructural development undertaken by the Mahama-led administration, they expected nothing but a landslide victory in the polls.

The NDC suffered a humiliating defeat in the elections with majority of its Members of Parliament losing their seats to members of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP).

Former President John Mahama polled 4,713,277 votes representing 44.4 percent and President Akufo-Addo polled 5,716, 026 representing 53 percent of the total votes cast. The NPP also won an overwhelming majority of parliamentary seats.

This performance, according to political pundits is the worst in the history of the opposition NDC. The fall out has included trading of accusations and an ongoing blame game among members. The party has since constituted a 13 member committee to investigate what led to their defeat.

But Asiedu Nketia on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen programme Tuesday maintained that all party members are to blame for their defeat.

He noted that the committee has been tasked to diagnose the real reason for the defeat to enable them correct their wrongs and forge ahead in unity.

The NDC scribe however said the NDC must be commended for conceding defeat in spite of the technical challenges in the elections.

“Democracy is about the conduct of the loser but we as a ruling party accepted defeat because we respect the state institutions” he added.

General Mosquito urged all political parties to take a cue from the NDC since “there is no perfect elections nowhere”.
 
 
 
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