Ghana police raid opposition office

2012-12-12 14:07
Nana Akufo-Addo. (File AFP)

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Accra - Ghana's opposition party said police and soldiers raided an office Tuesday night where the party is recounting votes to contest the results of last week's presidential poll, which President John Dramani Mahama won by a narrow margin.

The party of opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo said they will challenge the results despite appeals from African statesmen to concede defeat to preserve Ghana's peace.

Jake Obetsebi Lamptey, New Patriotic Party chairperson, said about 10 vehicles from the police and military carrying between 16 to 18 men armed with M-16 and Kalashnikov rifles raided an office where party officials were recounting votes, and took laptops and documentation.

Ghana police spokesperson Arthur Cephas said the police acted on a tip that the party was stashing guns and he denied they took any equipment.

- AP

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