National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) presidential candidate, John Mahama, has refused to accept President Akufo-Addo as the president-elect.
John Mahama described this year’s election results announced by the Electoral Commission (EC) as “fictionalised.”
“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.”
The EC announced President Akufo-Addo as the president-elect of Ghana on Wednesday, December 9, 2020, even though the NDC raised some concerns about the 2020 elections.
“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.”
According to Mr. Mahama, the NDC won Majority seats in Parliament although the EC’s figures shows the NPP is leading with 137 MPs and the NDC’s 136.
“We will not accept anything short of a declaration of the legitimate results which points to an NDC parliamentary majority.”
“We will take all legitimate steps to reverse this travesty of justice.”
President Akufo-Addo won 6,730,587 which represents 51.302% of the total votes whilst John Mahama came second with 6,213,182 votes representing 47.359% of the total votes.