John Mahama calls for independent auditing of election results

The oppositon party, National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) presidential candidate, John Mahama, wants an independent auditing of the Electoral Commission’s (EC) election figures in order to settle the pressures over the election results.

“With the incompetence, the EC has shown, it will be useful for us to do a forensic audit of the EC’s own systems and numbers to come to what the final number from the EC is.” Mr. Mahama said in an interview with V.O.A News.

“This election, she can’t even get the results right. The declaration is all over the place.”

“The way they have conducted this election; the government, President Akufo-Addo and the Electoral Commission, is a dent to our democratic credentials.”

According Mr. Mahama, the audit is very necessary and it will “bring closure to this by seeing exactly where the issues are.”

Mr. Mahama insisted if the independent audit done by the EC is satisfactory he will be th efirst to concede defeat.

“I’ll be the first to concede and walk away.”

“As long as that is not done and we know there was a deliberate attempt to subvert the will of the people in favour of the incumbent, it will be wrong for me to just leave it because we will not learn the lessons of this election.”

According to the NDC, it will maintain that the facts and figures available from pink sheets and other evidence.


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