THE STAKES ARE HIGH FOR THE 7 DECEMBER 2012 ELECTION IN GHANA Africa Today MagazineOctober/November 2012 There is no doubt that the election that Ghana is preparing to hold on 7 December 2012 will be one of the most dangerous it has ever conducted. Dangerous because there is increasing evidence that the ruling National Democratic …
FT: Were you worried during that period [when the 2008 election result had not been declared]? Because some of your own supporters have suggested there was the very real threat of a coup during that period.
JK: The coup would have happened if I had ignored the electoral commission and declared an emergency… We had only about ten days… left to the constitutional deadline for transfer of power…[If I had stayed on under a state of emergency] the implication would have been that I had staged a coup!