- John Mahama of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has condemned the attack on some NDC supporters at Techiman South
- He wondered why the police and military would engage in citizenry brutality when there are rules of engagement
- The NDC presidential candidate in the 2020 Elections has lost to Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party
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The NDC candidate in the just-ended 2020 Elections, John Mahama, has made his first comment after the EC declared his opponent, Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) the winner.
He was reacting to attack on some NDC supporters at Techiman South by the police and military at a time they were protesting an alleged election malpractice.
“Sad day for Ghana. What happened to rules of engagement? Police as first line of engagement, Graduated Force and military as last?” Mahama queried.
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In the video, officials of the Ghana Police and Armed Forces are seen brutalising some of those at the collating center witnessing how the collation was going.
Earlier, there had been reports from that constituency that some irregularities were going on against the NDC.
The supporters of the party moved to "protect" the ballot only to be treated in this way.
Meanwhile, Mahama has lost the 2020 Elections to his fiercest political rival, Akufo-Addo of the NPP.
He polled a total of 6,214,889 votes, representing 47.36%, while Akufo-Addo won with 6,730,413 votes, representing 51.59% of total vote cast.
It is clear that this year's election was keenly contested between the two political rivals, as observed by some political analysts.
While he is yet to make an official response to the EC's declaration, Mahama had earlier absented himself from a meeting with the National Peace Council when they called on the leaders of the NDC.
He was of the belief that the NDC had won the election, therefore, if there was any need for a meeting, the Peace Council should go meet with the NPP.
He also warned that the NDC will not accept any altered results to subvert the rule of the people.
We will bring you updates from the former president when and as available.
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