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We’ll reverse the travesty of justice – Mahama

Former President John Mahama says the National Democratic Congress will do everything legitimate in its power to reverse the December 7, 2020 election results.

“We will take all legitimate steps to reverse this travesty of justice,” he said at a press conference today.

John Mahama reiterated the NDC’s claim that the election was stolen for President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo by the Electoral Commission, saying that the NDC has enough evidence to support its claim.

“In respect of the Presidential elections, the facts and figures available to us from pink sheets and other evidence that has unfolded across the country, indicate that numerous steps have been taken to manipulate the results of the election in favour of the incumbent President,” he said.

John Mahama said this raises question about the credibility of the Electoral Commission as one of the most important institutional pillars of the country’s democracy.

“It is now obvious to many objective minds that the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission [Jean Mensa] has been used to manipulate results from the various constituencies…to subvert the sovereign will of the Ghanaian people,” he said.

The former president said “We will not accept anything short of a declaration of legitimate results, which point to an NDC parliamentary majority.”

He noted that since the inception of the Fourth Republic, final election results had always been declared within 72 hours to allow for a thorough and diligent collation, but Jean Mensa rushed the process just to deny stakeholders any opportunity of that thorough process.

Mr Mahama called on the International Community to take interest in happenings in Ghana, saying “We request of the international community to remain engaged in what is happening in Ghana and to take careful note of the current threat that is being waged to our democracy, our freedom, and our way of life.”

He said Ghana belongs to the people of Ghana and “We would like to urge the media, civil society and all election observer missions to be resolute and present a fair and accurate account of what has transpired over this period.”

John Mahama appealed to all NDC members and those who voted for the him and party not to allow themselves to be intimidated or cowed into submitting to a dishonest process in the face of overwhelming evidence that supports the justness of the party’s cause.

He however fell short of stating categorically what steps the party will take to reverse the results, whether they will go to court like President Akufo-Addo did in 2013 to challenge the 2012 elections results that named John Mahama president.

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