One Person has reportedly sustained serious injuries in clashes between anti-riot police officers and post-election protesters in Kumasi, the Ashanti Regional capital.
Kumasi is the latest to be rocked by the rising momentum of post-election protests in Ghana is Kumasi in the Ashanti Region as thousands hit the streets to demonstrate against the controversial results of the 2020 presidential election.
Kumasi is the main political stronghold of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), but that did not stop the massive protests where demonstrators chanted, “No Mahama, No Peace”. They were protesting reports that the Electoral Commission (EC) had rigged the presidential elections in favour of the incumbent President Akufo Addo.
The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) and its flagbearer, John Dramani Mahama have flatly rejected the results of the elections, citing massive manipulation of the figures that saw Akufo Addo winning the presidency.
The flip-flopping action of the EC which had issued more than five different presidential results has further infuriated some section of the population that are convinced that the verdict was stolen from John Mahama for the incumbent President Akufo Addo.
Videos seen by Whatsup News, show the protesters blocking some principal roads in Kumasi with huge bonfires as police officers lurk at the periphery to quell any potential escalation.
The Kumasi protest today Sunday, December 20, 2020, it one of about a dozen similar protests that has punctuated the narrative in the country since the contentious election declaration by the EC boss, Jean Mensa.
The 2020 elections have ended in controversy after the EC declared results that it had sourced from the ruling NPP.
The EC’s declared results have since proven to be mathematically impossible, with percentages allotted to candidates tallying up to more than 100%.
December 9, 2020, when the results were declared, the opposition National NDC has been demonstrating and protesting. Thousands keep turning up on streets in the various regions to march in protest of the results.
Meanwhile, the protests are steadily building in strength around the country. There has been a series of protests in Accra, the Upper East, Bono, among others.
So far, about eight (8) people have died in clashes between citizens and security agents during and after the controversial general elections.