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John Mahama, the presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress has described the election results announced by the Electoral Commission as ‘fictionalised’ and is unwilling to accept it.
The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Mrs Jean Mensah, who is also the returning officer of the presidential election announced the presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Akufo-Addo as the winner.
But speaking a press conference after the announcement of the results on Thursday December 10, 2020, Mr Mahama said “I stand before you tonight unwilling to accept the fictionalised result of a flawed election. What we witnessed across the country from Monday 7th December 2020 exposed a deliberate plan to manipulate and predetermine the results of the election in favour of the incumbent candidate Nana Akufo-Addo.”
He also said the party won the elections after winning nine regions and “no amount of trickery, sleight of hand and obfuscation will erase that reality.”
The NDC also questioned the credibility of the EC and its boss, Mrs Jean Mensah.
“It is now obvious to many objective minds that the Commission and its Chairperson have been used to manipulate results from the various constituencies and in that process seek to subvert the sovereign will of the Ghanaian people.”
The former President however, insists that the party won majority of seats in Parliament.
“Despite all of the ruling party’s inducements, use of monetary enticements, and other such schemes on a scale never before seen in this country, the good people of this country understood what was at stake, and it was clear, as the result of the votes that were legally cast that the National Democratic Congress (NDC) won the Presidential and Parliamentary elections.
“No amount of trickery, sleight of hand, or obfuscation will erase that reality.
“I am extremely proud of our parliamentary candidates who have earned for themselves the title of “giant elephant killers.” We went into the Parliamentary election with a deficit of 63 seats.” Mr Mahama added.
Source: Ghana Waves