The General Secretary for the opposition, National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia says the NDC will not recognise Akufo-Addo as President due the “flawed election” that occured on December 7, 2020.
Mr. Asiedu Nketia said the party’s decision remains staunch until “all issues surrounding his flawed elections are satisfactory.”
The NDC’s presidential candidate, John Mahama and some NDC MPs refused to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Akufo-Addo as President on January 7, 2021.
Per the NDC, the invasion of military personnel during the inauguration of the 8th Parliament “is an insult to the dignity of the legislative arm of government.
“Events preceding and during the election of the Speaker have cast dark clouds about our democracy and has once again exposed the undemocratic tendencies of the Akufo-Addo-led Administration.”
“What happened on January 6th and 7th was simply God’s way of bringing light to all Ghanaians the NDC has been complaining about when we went to the polls.” Mr Asiedu Nketia said.
“No other person than Nana Akufo-Addo as acting Commander-in-Chief of the Ghana Armed Forces and Chair of the National Security Council was directly responsible for the unwarranted illegal invasion of Parliament before this inauguration.” He added.
The NDC also believes to be the Majority Caucus. Mr Asiedu Nketia noted that the NDC will have a clear majority in Parliament after matters associated with Techiman South, Sefwi Wiawso, Hohoe constituencies have been resolved in court.