NDC rejects 2020 presidential result, The National Democratic Congress (NDC) claims that it will not recognize the outcome of the 2020 presidential elections as stated by the Electoral Commission.
Speaking at a press conference, Haruna Iddrisu, a leading member of the party, said the NDC had “overwhelming” evidence to show that the party’s nominee, John Dramani Mahama, had won the race.
“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.
NDC rejects 2020 presidential results
His comment comes few hours after the EC Chairperson Jean Mensa announced NPP’s Nana Akufo-Addo as the president-elect of Ghana. From the EC’s collated results, he polled 6,730,413 which is 51.59% of the total votes cast nationwide on December 7.
His closest contender, John Mahama of the NDC also polled 6,214,889 which gives him 47.36% of the total votes cast.
However, Mr. Iddrisu and the NDC claim that attempts are being made to rob the party of both its presidential and parliamentary victory.
He disclosed that John Mahama had written a petition to the EC before the results had been released to express his concern about the collation.
“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.”
According to Mr Iddrissu, the party is taking “decisive” decisions to contest the outcome of the presidential and parliamentary elections as read by the EC.
The Electoral Commission (EC) has released certified collated results from 14 regions. The remaining two regions still outstanding are Greater Accra and Northern.
Certified results 15 regions: Akufo-Addo is the chief of Mahama With the announcement of the latest certified results, NPP’s Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo expanded its presidential election lead after the inclusion of the three additional regions.
The gap between the two candidates now stands at 590,715 votes
The inclusion of the EC brings to 14 the number of regional results that have been approved by the EC.
Greater Accra is the most outstanding area.
A total of the results from the 15 regions with the Northern Region included are as follows:
- Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo (NPP) – 5,477,408
- John Dramani Mahama (NDC) – 4,886,693