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The President Nana Akufo-Addo said he does not want to be a president of deceit ahead of the December 2020 elections.
After filing his nominations at the headquarters of the Electoral Commission, the President stressed that he is not interested in a crooked results.
“We are counting on you to be the arbiter and to hold the scales evenly to all contestants. What the Ghanaian people are expecting is that the election of the 7th of December will be an election that is conducted in peace, in freedom, in security, and in transparency so that the results of the election will reflect the will of the Ghanaian people. Elections are not meant to be decided by you or the officials that work for you. You are the referees of the contest.” he said.
The President also added that “The election is supposed to be decided by the people of Ghana and we are hoping that the arrangements that you have put in place will enable the Ghanaian people to manifest their will on the 7th of December and choose the next government of the fourth republic. So far, the work that you have done has given considerable confidence to the majority of people in our country that in you and in the leadership of the Electoral Commission, we have people who are committed to a free, fair, credible and transparent process. We hope that that will mark the conduct of the elections of 7th December. I am not in interested in any crooked results. I do not want to be a president elected by deceit.”
He also noted that he will be looking for a transparent election and charged to EC to conduct their duty fairly.
“I look forward to a contest that will be fairly conducted, so that if, indeed, by the will of the almighty, I am again, the choice of the Ghanaian people, it will be one that has been freely and openly demonstrated.”
Already, the National Democratic Congress’ Flagbearer, John Mahama has warned that he and for that matter the party will not accept the results of a flawed election.
Source: Ghana Waves