The Electoral Commission of Ghana is still working hard to instil peace and tranquillity in the nation by addressing issuing in relation to the two major political parties – New Patriotic Party (NPP) and New Democratic Congress (NDC).
Since Ghana went to the polls on December 7, the EC, since its declaration, has come out to correct few errors in the presidential results. Yesterday, the Commission again brought up an update on the parliamentary results.
According to them, out of two hundred and seventy three (273) seats in parliament, these were the seats attained by the following parties;
“NPP ; 137 Parliament Seats
• NDC ; 136 Parliamentary Seats
• Independent ; 1 Parliamentary Seat.”
The statement declares – “the Commission assures the General Public that it is working to finalize issues regarding Seme West Constituency to enable transparent, fair credible & peaceful conclusion of the process”.
Unfortunately, during and after the elections, there has been contention between supporters of both parties over certain constituencies in order to win majority in parliament. So far, five persons have lost their lives and several others have been injured for the quest of power.
Many Ghanaians are not too happy with this unpleasant happening as the Apostle General, Sam Korankye-Ankra, has called flag bearers of these parties to smoke the peace pipe, with the assurance that once the leaders are at peace, their followers will also keep calm to allow the EC do its job effectively without any form of interferences from either political parties.
The EC captioned this knowledge in their statement to let the public know they are not oblivious of the contests by both the NPP and NDC for a number of constituencies. However, “we entreat the Political Parties to use the laid down processes established by law to seek redress to their concerns”, it concluded.