Following the announcement of the General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress that the party has won majority seats in Parliament, the party’s presidential candidate has affirmed the announcement.
In a post on his Facebook timeline, President John Mahama thanked Ghanaians for giving the NDC control of the Legislature.
“Thank you for voting for change and giving the NDC a working majority in the next Parliament. Thank you Ghana,” Mr. Mahamas official page captures.
The affirmation strengthens the NDC’s case that it has won 141 out of the 175 seats in Parliament. However this also deepen controversy about Parliamentary majority in the legislature.
The NPP has claimed that it rather has won majority seats in Parliament, quoting 145 seats as its capture. Interestingly however, while claiming to have won majority in parliament many parliamentary candidates of the NPP are demanding recounts at various collation centers.
The NDC leadership has directed its agents at the various centers not to agree to recounts as many infractions, especially, the emergence of new pink sheets become the order of the aftermath of the vote.
Meanwhile, the NDC has said that from the trends of its collation, President Mahama is on course to be re-elected whiles the NPP has denied the claim declaring president Akufo Addo winner.