NPP heads to court again to stop Tain election

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) is on its way to court Friday January 2, 2009 to try to stop the voting in Tain which is ongoing.

Information reaching says the NPP is heading to court again after its first attempt to stop the announcement of the election results with a court injunction failed Thursday January 1.

Run-off voting at the Tain Constituency is a likely decider of the winner of Ghana’s presidential elections which began on December 7, 2008. Nana Akufo-Addo of the NPP lead in the first round of voting but could not garner more than 50% of valid votes cast to make him the winner.

A run-off on December 28, however put the candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Prof. John Evans Atta Mills in the lead with 4,501,466
which is 50.13 % and Nana Akufo-Addo had 4,478,411
representing 49.87 % of valid votes cast.

The Tain Constituency was unable to vote December 28, due to what the Electoral Commission has described as “circumstances beyond our control.”

Meanwhile, has received confirmed information that the NPP has asked its members and supporters in the Tain Constituency not to take part in the voting in the elections.

By Emmanuel K. Dogbevi

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