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The flagbearer of the largest opposition party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama has finally revealed why he described the recently held Ghana’s elections as flawed and doesn’t want to accept the outcome as declared by the Electoral Commission (EC).
“This is the most incompetent election we’ve had. Everything about this election does not reach the standard that Ghana’s electoral commission has attained for itself. Ghana’s Electoral Commission is held in high esteem as one of the best electoral commissions, unfortunately, this election. She didn’t get the results right, the declaration is all over the place,” he told Voice of America (VOA) in an interview.
John Dramani Mahama said he has decided not to accept the results of the 2020 elections because there is the need to uphold the country’s democracy
“In the interest of the more than six million people who voted for me i must uphold our democracy and hold the electoral commission to higher standards and hold this government to higher standards in terms of our democracy. The way they conducted this election, the government, President Akufo-Addo and the electoral commission is dent to our democratic credentials as a government.
So in my principles as a democrat, I can’t be seen to be sweeping it under the carpet and just letting it go. I think that we must bring closure to this and see exactly where the issues are and I mean if an independent audit is done by the EC, we bring somebody in to do an independent audit why not, I mean I will be the first to concede and walk away but as long as that is not done and I know that there was a deliberate attempt to subvert the will of the people in favor of the incumbent, it will be wrong for me in terms of our democratic principles to just leave it because we will not learn the lessons of this election, I think that we must learn the lessons of this election so that we don’t repeat it in the future,” he concluded.