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December 17, 2012 | Election News

MP Elect for Yilo Krobo Magnus Amoatey demands apology from NPP for 'unfounded' elections claims.

Benjamin Acheampong Henaku

The Member of Parliament elect for Yilo Krobo Isaac Amoatey is demanding an apology from the opposition NPP for claiming that Presidential results for the constituency was bloated by over seven thousand votes. He says the claims are baseless and unfounded and targeted at creating violence in the country. He was speaking in interview with JOY NEWS in the Eastern Regional capital Koforidua.

Magnus Kofi Amoatey referred to a publication in the Daily Graphic of 11th December which says the NPP realized that votes obtained in the Yilo krobo Constituency was inflated by up to seven thousand, in favor of President John Mahama. This claim according to Magnus Amoatey is baseless and unfounded.

Magnus Kofi Amoatey says the Electoral Commission collated results from all the 124 polling stations, and declared that President John Mahama obtained Twenty Nine Thousand Three Hundred votes, as against Nana Akufo Addo Thirteen Thousand Three Hundred and Thirty votes. This results he says was duly signed by the NPP agents at the collation center and later made public in the media.

He noted saying “we are not aware where NPP got their results from, thereby saying that Nana Akufo Addo was cheated by over seven thousand votes. This is what we are asking the NPP to produce the raw data that gave them the figure that they are declaring”

He adds “the NDC did not declare the results, the results were declared by the EC and that was the results we know and that was what was carried in the media. So we think that NPP has made allegations which are unfounded and baseless and they owe Yilo Krobo an apology”.

Magnus Kofi Amoatey said the NDC truly worked hard through a credible campaign in what he called 'Operation extend the margin between NDC and NPP'. Prior to the elections the margin was around seven thousand, which was extended to Fifteen thousand votes in the recent elections. He added that the NDC created doubt in the minds of the voters about the NPP's Free SHS policy.

Magnus Kofi Amoatey challenged the NPP saying 'they claim to be champions of democracy and when you are beaten at an election you must be humble enough to admit the election results, rather than resorting to this kind of violence and all kinds of accusations which are unfounded anyway'.

Benjamin Acheampong Henaku,
JOY NEWS, Koforiduua

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