Office of Flt. Lt.(rtd) Jerry John Rawlings [Former President of the Republic of Ghana] Tel: +233 21 231911 P.O. Box CT4121 Fax: +233 21 245484 Cantonments, Accra
December 8, 2004
THE PEOPLE'S WISH MUST PRVAIL - RAWLINGS Former President, Flt. Lt. J J Rawlings has reiterated that the NPP were hell-bent on stealing the 2004 elections by manipulating its outcome through diverse fraudulent and corrupt means including the use of multiple registrations, vote buying as well as multiple voting on the day.
Commenting on the large votes cast in favour of the NPP, particularly those from the Ashanti region, President Rawlings questioned the reliability of such outrageous outcomes, taking into account the multitude of complaints about the hardships facing the vast majority of Ghanaians and the high levels of corruption under the Kufuor administration.
The former President observed that most people he saw and talked to on his way out of Accra for a private visit abroad, looked quite stunned and perplexed with the kind of election results coming out. He maintained that the people's wish must prevail and not that of the incumbent government and party.
SPECIAL ASSISTANT AND DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS