The Upper West Regional branch of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), today joined the nationwide resistance protest by the umbrella family against the Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana.
To them, the Presidential election result in which the Electoral Commissioner, Jean Mensa, as the Returning Officer, declared in favour of the Presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, was flawed and therefore, must not be made to stand.
The demonstration which lasted for three hours saw former appointees, party executives, party members and sympathizers march through some principal streets of Wa, the regional capital of Upper West.
They held placards with inscriptions boldly written on it such as “Uphold the people’s will”, “Nana must go”, as well as “Mahama must be declared Winner” among others.
The event had heavily armed police personnel including the Regional Commander, DCOP Aboagye Nyarko and some other senior of officers of the service providing security to the demonstrators.
Delivering a petition to the Regional Director of the Electoral Commission, Ali Osman on behalf of NDC, the Wa Central Communications Officer of the NDC, Mohammed Tandoh said the Presidential results of the just ended elections was rejected by their flag bearer, John Mahama and leadership of the party on the basis of flawed results declared by the Chairperson of the EC, Jean Mensah.