The presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Mahama says he is unwilling to accept the “fictionalized” results of the 2020 presidential and parliamentary elections declared by the Electoral Commission (EC).
He made this known in an address to the nation on Thursday, night, December 10, 2020, a day after he was declared the loser in the December 7, 2020, presidential elections. He secured 47.359% of the valid votes cast.
Incumbent President Nana Akufo-Addo won his second term bid after securing a 51.59% of valid votes cast.
“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.”
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