- The United States has asked the flagbearer of the NDC to challenge the results of the election court to prove he’s been cheated
- John Dramani Mahama has rejected the results of the elections his party labelled as a charade
- Ghana’s Electoral Commission proclaimed President Akufo-Addo winner of the polls
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The United States has entreated former President John Dramani Mahama to challenge the results of the just-ended general elections in court if he believed he has been cheated.
Mahama who’s the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in Monday’s elections refused to accept the results of the polls, citing fraud.
The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Jean Mensa, on Wednesday, December 9, 2020, proclaimed President Nana Akufo-Addo winner of the December 7 presidential election.
Akufo-Addo polled a little over 51 percent while Mahama got a little over 47 percent of the valid votes cast.
The EC's declaration came after the NDC held several press conferences claiming to have won the elections, suggesting there were efforts by the government to change the results.
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Speaking for the first time after the declaration, Mahama stated without mincing words that he was not going to accept the EC's results.
But in a statement congratulating, President Akufo-Addo, for securing a second term in office, the United States Ambassador to Ghana, Stephanie Sullivan, said the elections were free and fair.
That notwithstanding, she said her country expects any electoral disagreement to be resolved through legal means.
Meanwhile, the Coalition of Domestic Election Observers (CODEO) certified the presidential results as declared by the EC.
According to the local elections observer, its Parallel Vote Tabulation (PVT) methodology used in observing the 2020 elections confirmed the figures of the commission.
This was after meticulously checking for accuracy and internal consistency, the coalition said.
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