Chief Deny Ballot Box Stuffing Allegation

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Okofo Katakyi Nyakoh Eku X, the Paramount Chief of Nyakrom Traditional Area, has congratulated Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the President-Elect, for his resounding victory on December 7 elections.

He said the victory made by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) was not for the party supporters alone but for all Ghanaians.

Speaking to the media at Agona Nyakrom, Okofo Katakyi Nyakoh Eku said the divisional chiefs, queen mothers, elders and all heads of clan in the traditional area are solidly behind the President-elect and would ensure that succeed.

The Omanhene also used the opportunity to deny allegations made against him that on eve of the election, he kept ballot boxes stuffed at his palace at Agona Nyakrom.

He said the allegations were unfounded and outrageous and sought to bring his hard won reputation into disrepute.

The Omanhene said investigations by the Police and the Bureau of National Investigation (BNI) show that the allegations are untrue.

He appealed to political party leaders and supporters to be cautious about spreading unfounded allegations about certain personalities especially traditional rulers which could not be substantiated.

He said politics should not be done in manner that could lead to violence in the country, adding that the December 7 elections were held peacefully nationwide.

The Omanhene commended the outgoing President John Dramani Mahama of NDC for conceding defeat before Electoral Commissioner announced the result to declare Nana Akufo Addo as the President-Elect.

GNA

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