GHANA:We will take all legitimate steps to reverse flawed election, says Mahama

The Flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress John Maham has stated that the party will take all legitimate steps available to reverse what he describes as a flawed election.

Addressing a news conference at the NDC headquarters on Thursday night, Mahama said the party will not accept the flawed elections.

“I urge you all to keep your confidence in Ghana and keep betting on the success of our democracy, this is a test of our ability within this democratic system to rise to the occasion and seek redress to write all wrongs to seek justice and to make every vote count and to respect the sovereign will of the people” he said.

Mahama added“And let us not fail this test, let history look back and be proud of how we united and stood up to fight for the fundamental right to freely elect their leaders devoid of crude political manipulation and it is for this reason that my colleagues and I in the NDC  will not accept what we know to be a fraudulent outcome of this elections and we will take all legitimate steps to reverse this travesty of justice”

He assured the electorates that party will beef up support in the constituencies that are being contested to address the anomalies.

“We are beefing up capacity in the constituencies where the ruling NPP is seeking to overturn our parliamentary victories already chalked, We also deploying additional crack team of lawyers and party officials in the areas under siege.

The Party is seeking to embark on a meticulous audit of all presidential pink sheets to ensure that the verdict of the people is upheld.

“We want to send a caution to the EC that in line regulation 47 of CI (127), they should ensure that the election data is preserved for one year after elections. Let me assure you my dear voter that your vote will count

Victory”

The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission Jean Mensa on Wednesday declared the winner of the 2020 presidential elections,  after defeating John Mahama of the National Democratic Congress.

Akufo-Addo won by 51.59% of the total votes cast as against Mahama’s 6,214,889 representing 47.36%. Akufo-Addo polled a total of 6,70,413 votes out of the total votes of 14, 434, 574.

Crowds of jubilant supporters took to the  streets in Accra and other parts of the nation to celebrate the victory of the 76-year-old New Patriotic Party (NPP) leader.

Akufo-Addo defeated John Mahama by 53.8% to 44.4% in the 2012 election.

Ghana’s elections have been historically close, with Mahama narrowly winning against Akufo-Addo in 2012 with 50.7%. In that elections, Akufo-Addo unsuccessfully challenged Mahama’s victory in the courts.

However, the minority has since rejected the results describing the election as flawed.

By Fred Dzakpata

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