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NDC youth storm EC headquarters insisting Mahama won

Some NDC youth from across the Accra and the Volta Region have stormed the headquarters of the Electoral Commission demanding that the EC declares their candidate, John Mahama as winner “if they want peace.”

This comes after the Multimedia Group projected President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as winner of the 2020 presidential elections based on provisional results from 270 out 275 constituencies across the country.

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Per their analysis, Multimedia noted that from the remaining five constituencies, a little over 100,000 total votes are expected, and already, President Akufo-Addo is leading John Mahama with over 500,000 votes.

In effect, even if all 100,000 plus votes were given to John Mahama, he could not make the 50% plus 1 of valid votes to win the elections. Meanwhile, President Akufo-Addo already has over 51% of votes.

But the NDC youth insist, like their leaders have said throughout the counting and collation period, that per their figures, John Mahama won the elections and so they will accept nothing else than a declaration by the EC that John Mahama has won the election.

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NDC youth rejoicing ahead of the result declaration

Some of the youth said they are not amused by the projection by Multimedia, saying that the EC promised to declare the results within 24 hours but they have deliberately delayed to allow for manipulations and projections by non-constitutional bodies.

Meanwhile, there is heavy security presence at the EC to prevent any unforeseen incidents.

The police had to call for reinforcement given the shear numbers of NDC youth in party colours who have stormed the EC’s office on motorbikes.

Earlier on, the NDC flagbearer had asked his followers to hit the streets and jubilate, claiming the NDC had won majority in Parliament and that was enough reason to jubilate.

But there have since been other reports suggesting the NPP won majority in Parliament.

The EC has promised to collate Parliamentary results and declare those as well to settle the confusion on who has majority or minority in Parliament.

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