The running mate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) for the 2012 general elections, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has announced that Ghana is now experiencing constitutional and electoral coup d'etat.
“In the nineteen seventies we had military coup d'états and dictatorships; Nana Akufo-Addo was at the fore front of the fight for democracy and we delivered democracy... today instead of military coup d'états you are having constitutional and electoral coup d'état.”
The NPP running mate revealed that the party, “after the votes of December 7 discovered clear incontrovertible monumental electoral fraud against the people of Ghana.”
He made the comment when the leadership of the party addressed a gathering of NPP supporters at the 'Obra Spot' in Accra to demand clarification on the next line of action from the party leaders with regards the final results from the elections.
According to Dr. Bawumia, “the integrity and the sanctity of our democracy is being undermined and it is therefore time to get up and stand together to defend the democracy of this country.”
Dr. Bawumia said the NPP “cannot stand for it; we have to protect the future of this country, we cannot allow this to happen and this is why we are pursuing all legal means necessary to make sure that this stealing of the mandate of the people is over turned. And this is why we are asking all of you to come together to make sure you support the leadership of this party as we prosecute this particular case through all legal means necessary.”