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What Is Happening In Ghana Is Troubling – Fani-Kayode




Former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode has condemned reports of violence in Ghana over its presidential election.

Naija News recalls that an estimated 17 million Ghanaian participated in the presidential and parliamentary elections on Monday.

Voting took place in more than 38,000 polling stations in 16 regions of Ghana.

Latest results from the polls suggest incumbent Nana Akufo-Addo of the National Progressive Party (NPP) is in the lead.

Akufo-Addo has so far received 1,500,310 votes released by the electoral commission.

But at least five people were reportedly killed in violence that followed the election.

Reacting in a post on Twitter, Fani-Kayode called on supporters of Akufo-Addo and John Mahama to sheath their swords.

While calling for stability, Fani-Kayode stated that reports of violence were troubling.

He wrote: “We need a stable, strong Ghana. What is happening there today as a fallout of the presidential election is troubling.

“I call on all sides to sheath their swords & let there be a peaceful resolution to the impasse. No violence!”


According to The Cable, the Ghanaian Police have confirmed the killing of at least five, saying over 60 violence-related incidents have been recorded since election day.

“Twenty-one of the incidents are true cases of electoral violence, six of which involve gunshots resulting in the death of five,” the police said.

Mahama, a former president, had accused Akufo-Addo of using the military to intimidate voters and overturn the election in his (Akufo-Addo’s) favour.

George Oshogwe Ogbolu is a Digital Media Strategist | Content Writer | Journalist | New Media Influencer | Proofreader and a Deputy Editor at Naija News.