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Election 2020: NDC’s claim of Parliamentary majority false – Gov’t

The government has responded to claims by the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) suggesting that it won a clear majority in the parliamentary polls in Monday’s elections.

Speaking at a press briefing in Accra Tuesday night, [December 8, 2020] the Minister of Information, Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah warned the NDC against what he described as the false news being churned out repeatedly.

“A claim by Mr Mahama that his party has won parliamentary majority is false. So it is important that this claim is shot down now. The figure the electoral commission is putting out is very clear and we want everyone and the international community to take note of it,” the Ofoase Ayirebi MP said.

The main opposition National Democratic Congress(NDC) has warned the ruling New Patriotic Party(NPP) to desist from any attempt of subverting the will of the people in Monday’s polls.

They claim the President is nowhere near victory as results collated from their end suggests a convincing lead in the Presidential race as well as a clear majority in parliament for John Mahama.

But the Information minister said it was necessary it clarified that erroneous impression.

He thus condemned the call by the NDC for its supporters to start jubilating, something he said was likely to create confusion if it turns out to be a false claim.

Early on, the NDC announced that it has won a Parliamentary majority with 140 seats in Monday’s elections.

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