Election 2020: Mahama rejects results; says EC's declaration is illegal

Election 2020: Mahama rejects results; says EC's declaration is illegal

- Former President John Mahama has officially rejected the results of the 2020 presidential election

- According to him, there were violations of the law governing the election and thus makes EC's declaration tantamount to illegality

- The NDC presidential candidate while addressing the media on Thursday, December 10, also listed a number of concerns he had about the general conduct of the election

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Former president and presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) John Dramani Mahama has rejected the results of the 2020 elections.

The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Jean Mensa, on Wednesday, December 9, 2020, declared President Nana Addo DankAkufo-Addo as the winner of the December 7 polls.

Election 2020: Mahama rejects results; says EC's declaration is illegal

At a press conference, Mrs Mensa announced that Akufo-Addo had polled a little over 51 per cent while Mahama got a little over 47 per cent.

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The EC's declaration came after the NDC held a number of press conferences claiming to have won the elections and suggesting that there were efforts by government change the results.

Speaking for the first time after the EC's declaration, Mahama stated without mincing words that he was not going to accept the EC's results.

According to the NDC presidential candidate, the results as declared by EC are “flawed and discredited”.

Mahama went on to state that Jean Mensa's declaration of the results was a clear violation of the law because it did not follow the rules set out to conduct the elections

“...On account of this, my party is confident that what has happened is a violation of the law. It is a violation of due process and, therefore, tantamount to an illegality.”

The former president expressed these sentiments as he addressed journalists on Thursday, December 10.

Meanwhile, President Akufo-Addo has appointed a Transition Team following his reelection in the 2020 presidential election.

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The 15-member is chaired by the president's Chief of Staff Akosua Frema Osei-Opare with Senior Minister Yaw Osafo-Maafo, Attorney General Gloria Akuffo, Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta, Interior Minister Ambrose Derry, among others as members.

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