The national Zongo Youth Club of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has started that the outcome of every election is determined by the discerning electorate and not the Electoral Commission (EC) and its commissioners. “It is only the people of Ghana who has the legitimate right to determine the outcome of the 2012 elections by registering their vote to give the mandate to the candidate of their choice”, the group said at a press conference in Kumasi.
In an apparent response to the President’s comment that it is the referee (EC) that determines the out come of elections following claims by NPP flagbearer that the 2012 election is a win at all cost for the NPP, Mr. Tanko Ali Yahaya, the Secretary said on behalf of the group that the President’s position was not tenable.
Ali Yahaya said neither Dr. Afar Gyan and the EC nor Nii Lantey Vanderpuye of the office of the President, who claims the NDC is going to win by hook or crook, can determine the winner of the impending elections. The group indicated that the mandate of the independent Electoral Commission is to organize the elections, supervise it, apply the rules and declare the winner, based on the will of the people.
The Secretary stated that “we (Zongo Youth Club) are going to resist any individual or organization that will attempt to subvert the true will of the people of Ghana”