NDC Rejects 2020 Presidential Results – The opposition National democratic Congress (NDC) has rejected the results of the 2020 presidential elections. At a press conference addressed some few minutes after President Nana Akufo-Addo was declared winner by EC chairperson, a leading member of NDC and Minority leader, Haruna Iddrisu said the party has evidence that their candidate, John Dramani Mahama won the election.
“As a party, we have had extensive consultations and detailed analysis of the outcome of the elections as announced by Jean Mensa, the EC chair…We have come to only one irresistible conclusion, that it is a flawed discredited election and therefore we reject the presidential result without any reservation,” he said.
Mr Akufo-Addo gained 6,730,413 representing 51.59% of the total votes cast while John Mahama of the NDC polled 6,214,889 which is 47.36 of the votes cast, according to the EC’s collated results. Mr Haruna Iddrisu said the party believe that there are attempts to rob them of their presidential and parliamentary victory.
He disclosed that John Mahama had written a petition to the EC before the results were declared.
“That (petition) was treated with utmost contempt and that we consider unacceptable. We also want to serve notice that the blatant effort even to deny us a parliamentary majority will be fiercely resisted…this evening Ghana’s democracy has come under severe attack and needs some rescue urgently.”
“If not rescued these attacks will foster and grow into future elections and that will disfigure our track record, as a true democratic nation,” he added.