‘We’ve captured Parliament; ready to select Speaker and other leaders’ – NDC

The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) says its independent collated results show it has grabbed majority of seats in the next Parliament of Ghana.

It says the conviction has propelled its readiness to choose the next Speaker of Parliament and the First Deputy Speaker as well as the leadership of the various select and standing committees of the House.

General Secretary of the party, Johnson Asiedu Nketia at a press conference on Tuesday disclosed that “NDC has captured Parliament as we speak now and because of that, NDC will select the next Speaker of Parliament and the next First Deputy Speaker of Parliament and all the chairmen of Parliament select and standing committees”.

Mr. Nketia also accused the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) of conniving with the Electoral Commission to turn the tables round in its favour to take over Parliament.

He has therefore urged persons who have voted for NDC parliamentary candidates to ensure that ballots are protected to safeguard the seats they have already acquired in Parliament.

“I believe that the NPP is in a very uncomfortable situation because whatever they do, it is clear that NDC controls Parliament now so that is why they want the Electoral Commission to try and find ways to try to collate results that have been declared for our parliamentary candidate. That is why I am calling on the electorate to rise and protect their votes.”

“I wish also to emphasize that there is pressure from the headquarters of the Commission and the government on the various returning officers who have declared certified results of the parliamentary election according to the power vested in them by law to revise and do recounting and re-collation which are all illegal and want the various citizens who cast their votes to protect that vote and ensure that nobody steals that verdict”, he added.


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