The US Ambassador to Ghana, Stephanie Sullivan, says she has urged the 2020 Presidential Candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Mahama, to go to court over the alleged rigging of the 2020 elections.
In a tweet Friday, the US Embassy announced Ambassador Sullivan had met with the former President and urged him to take legal.
“Ambassador Stephanie Sullivan met with former President @JDMahama and discussed the recent elections. We continue to urge political parties to pursue legal channels for any electoral disputes and to preserve the peace in Ghana,” the Embassy tweeted.
It is not clear if John Mahama will take the advice. He recently told the Voice of America he is not certain that the NDC will go to court over the massive rigging which has left Ghana’s Electoral Commission the butt of jokes.
Many people in the NDC feel strongly against going to court because President Akufo-Addo is perceived to have filled the judiciary with judges seen as his loyalists. Recent appointees to the High Court included at least one judge who is a former Parliamentary Candidate of the NPP.
Meanwhile, NDC supporters who are demonstrating over the rigged elections have been chanting that the evidence is on the face of the pink sheets from the election and therefore there is no need to go to court.