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Ghana’s main opposition party NDC rejects ‘flawed’ election results

Ghana’s main opposition  party, National Democratic Congress (NDC), said yesterday it will not accept the results of the general elections announced by the Electoral Commission (EC).

The commission gave victory to incumbent President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

Minority Leader in Parliament Haruna Iddrisu said the NDC has “overwhelming” evidence that proved that the party’s candidate, John Dramani Mahama, won the poll.

The NDC said it was heading to court to challenge the election results over alleged overwhelming evidence of election corruption, which it said made it impossible to accept the result.

“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,” Iddrisu said.

Akufo-Addo will begin a second four-year term on January 7, 2021.

The EC’s collated results showed that Akufo-Addo polled 6,730,413 votes (51.59%) against former President Mahama’s 6,214,889 (47.36%). There were 12 presidential candidates.

Local news reports quoted Iddrisu as saying that the NDC believes that there are attempts to rob the party of both their presidential and parliamentary victories.

He said Mahama wrote a petition to the EC before the results were announced to voice his concerns over the collation.

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