- Vice president, Dr. Bawumia, has called for peace
- Dr. Bawumia and President Akufo Addo partook of an Islamic thanksgiving service at the Abossey Okai Central Mosque
- Former president, John Mahama, has meanwhile rejected the election results
Just after Ghana's heated general polls, the Vice President together with his boss, partook of an Islam thanksgiving sermon.
It ensued at the main gathering of Muslims at the Abbosey Okai Mosque - a prime spiritual center which serves the Muslim community in the Central Business District of Accra.
In his statement to the nation and teeming Islamic congregation, Dr. Bawumia called for peace, charging all tensions to calm down.
"We prayed to Allah for peaceful election and victory and Allah has granted us both. Today is a day of gratitude. Whenever Allah does something for you, you have to be grateful to Him. For all things, we give thanks and glory to God and we want to thank Him for seeing us through this election," Dr. Bawumia stated.
The Vice President, who urged Ghanaians to remain peaceful, also expressed gratitude to the National Chief Imam, Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharubutu for his prayers for the nation and guidance throughout the electoral process
"We are a unique country; Christians and Muslims in this country are united and that is the only way we see development. That is the only way we can realise the vision of the President and President-elect Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo," he continued.
The international community has hailed Ghana for the peaceful elections. A special convoy from the European Union (EU), also described the elections as generally peaceful.
Meanwhile, John Mahama has insisted he will not accept the results of a “flawed election”. He told supporters at the party head office that he will seek all legitimate legal means to reverse the declaration made by the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Jean Mensa.
The Electoral Commission of Ghana took back the results of the presidential polls that was declared on December 9, 2020, after admitting it contained some errors.
A new post sighted by YEN.com.gh on the morning of Thursday, December 10, 2020, on the verified Twitter handle of the commission reveals some corrections were made.
In a statement, the Electoral Commission clearly acknowledged that the Chairperson, Mrs Jean Mensah mistakenly used 13,433,573 as the total valid votes cast, which was not the case.
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