Mahama ‘reports’ Ghana to Commonwealth boss

John Mahama used the meeting to brief the Commonwealth Secretary General and her team about the reasons why the NDC is rejecting the election results

Flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Mahama, on Friday met with the Secretary General of the Commonwealth, Rt Honourable Patricia Scotland, to discuss the outcome of the 7 December polls.

Mahama used the meeting to brief the Commonwealth boss and her team on the NDC stance after rejecting the results of the elections.

The meeting was attended by the running mate of the flagbearer, Prof Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang, and NDC Chairman, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, among other officials of the opposition party.

Stop the violence campaign

Meanwhile, Ghanaians on social media have launched a campaign dubbed #MahamaStopTheViolence to put pressure on the National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer to urge his supporters to desist from violent protests.

At least 26 persons linked to the NDC were arrested on Thursday for protesting and causing mayhem at the headquarters of the Electoral Commission, the police have confirmed.

Clad in red and black, the supporters besieged the EC headquarters to protest against alleged rigging of the 2020 election in favour of the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

Journalists covering the protests have also been attacked by the supporters. Ghanaians have now resorted to social media to call out the leader of the largest opposition party to call his supporters to order.

Winner of Election 2020

On Wednesday 9 December, the chair of the Electoral Commission, Jean Mensa, declared President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo the winner of the 2020 presidential election after he defeated the NDC’s Mahama.

Akufo-Addo won 51.59% of the votes cast, against Mahama’s 6,214,889 (a vote share of 47.36%). Akufo-Addo polled 6,730,413 votes out of the total 13,119,460.

However, the NDC has rejected the 2020 results and members describe the election in some parts of the country as riddled with irregularities.

Last week Mahama announced that the party will explore all legal avenues available to overturn what he described as the flawed elections.

Fred Dzakpata

Asaase Radio 99.5 – tune in or log on to broadcasts online.


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