The rejection of the 2020 election results by the presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) John Mahama, has been backed by the Council of Elders (COEs) of the NDC.
The NDC’s COE has counseled that every legitimate means be used to reverse the results which claimed that Akufo-Addo had won the elections with 51% of the votes even though the Electoral Commission (EC)’s own tabulation of figures have failed to check out.
“The Council of Elders advised the party to take all legitimate steps to reverse the subversion of the peoples will in order to obtain a just free and fair outcome in both of the Presidential and Parliamentary elections,’ a statement released from the Council said.
This position of the NDC elders means the NDC’s rejection has been given renewed verve as the party fights what has been widely condemned as fraudulent results from the 2020 elections.
According to a release signed by Deputy General Secretary of the NDC, Peter Boamah Otukonor, the Council met on Monday the 14th of December to consider the evidence available on the votes and has been convinced that the results were fraudulent.
“The Council of Elders of the National Democratic Congress met yesterday, Monday, 14th December 2020 to review and discuss issues relating to the just ended Presidential and Parliamentary elections. They received a briefing on the prevailing issues and matters arising from the Functional Executive Committee of the party,” Otukonor.
“The Council of Elders expressed serious concerns and reservations about the loss of lives of ordinary citizens in Techiman South, Odododiodoo and Savelugu as well as the near-fatal injuries caused by the brutal actions of perceived security officers on innocent Ghanaian citizens at various polling stations and collation centres.”
Jean Adukwei Mensa, the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission declared President Akufo-Addo winner of the 2020 Presidential election. However, the figures have since failed to make sense with the addition of percentages escalating up to 100.3% and in some cases 100.8%.
There has also been drama over Parliamentary results declared for a number of Constituencies.