Ghana's main opposition party says it will challenge in court the results of a December 7 poll in which incumbent president John Dramani Mahama was declared winner with 50.7% of the vote a move which has caused controversy amongst party supporters
After this was announced the Democratic Congress (NDC) supporter was stabbed in Accra by Supporters of the New Patriotic Party (NPP)
However it is also reported that his supporters have grown increasingly restless and embarked
street protests and sometimes attacked journalists in the nation's
The New Patriotic Party, whose leader Nana Akufo-Addo, lost to Mahama, has said the vote was marred by irregularities.
"We are contesting the results, so we are going to court," Nana Asante Bediatuo, the party's legal adviser, said
believe we have enough evidence of malfeasance during the voting, and
we are filing as soon as possible after putting them together," Bediatuo
The disputed poll in the gold, oil and cocoa producing
nation has raised fears of unrest in a country which has managed 30
years of successful democratic changes of power despite its location in
the heart of west Africa's so-called "coup belt".
contested election in 2008, in which Akufo-Addo lost by less than 1%,
pushed the country to the brink of chaos, with disputes over results
driving hundreds of people into the streets with clubs and machetes.