The presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr John Dramani Mahama says he is unwilling to accept the “fictionalized” results of the 2020 presidential and parliamentary elections declared by the Electoral Commission (EC).
In an address Thursday night [December 10, 2020], he accused the Electoral Commission (EC) of manipulating the elections results.
“We will not accept anything short of a declaration of the legitimate results which points to an NDC Parliamentary majority,” Mr Mahama said.
He said there was no “doubt Ghanaians from every region of this great nation of ours, voted for change, and we did so in both the presidential and parliamentary elections. I’m a staunch believer and experiment of democracy, a system of governance that allows the ultimate decision making power to rest in the hands of you, the good people of Ghana.”
Mr Mahama who was publicly speaking for the first time after the Electoral Commission declared the results of the December 7, 2020 elections on Wednesday said: “the sacred verdict of the people must be respected, it must be protected, it has been my pledge throughout my time of service as a representative to the good people of Ghana to do exactly that.”
“And that is why I stand before you here tonight, unwilling to accept the fictionalized results of a flawed election.”
Mr Mahama was not emphatic on whether or not he will be proceeding to court to challenge the declaration of the results by the EC.
He rather said: “Finally, let me assure our teeming supporters and millions of Ghanaians who voted for this change, which has been stolen – the real stolen verdict – that we are beefing up capacity in the constituencies, where the ruling NPP is seeking to overturn our Parliamentary victories already chalked.”
“We are deploying an additional crack teams of lawyers and senior Party officials to support them. Also, in order not to leave any further infractions unaccounted for, the NDC will continue its meticulous audit of all presidential pink sheets to ensure that the verdict of the people is upheld.”
“These steps will surely lead to our next line of actions within the constraints of our democratic governance process,” he indicated.
“We want to send a caution to the EC that in line with Regulation 47 of CI 127, they should ensure that election data is preserved for a year, after elections.
Let me assure you, my dear voter, your vote will count,” he added.