Powerful NDC figure tells Mahama to declare himself president

Powerful NDC figure tells Mahama to declare himself president

- John Mahama has been advised to declare himself president of Ghana

- A former minister for roads and highways insists Mahama won the elections

- Political scientists argue such a move goes against the 1992 Constitution

The former president of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama, who also was the front runner of Ghana’s largest opposition party – NDC, is being advised to declare himself president and winner of the 2020 elections as well as proceed to establish his own cabinet.

This advice is coming from the legislator for the Tamale Central Constituency, Alhaji Inusah Fuseini. Reason? The former minister for roads and highways makes the assertion that Mahama won the elections and that he has the legitimacy to declare himself president of the state.

Election results declared by the Returning Officer to the President – Jean Mensa – confirms that John Mahama was unable to garner 50 plus one votes. The results show that John Mahama polled 6,214,889 while Nana Addo polled 6,730,413 votes.

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Photo content - Haruna Iddrisu, President Akufo Addo and John Mahama. Source: Facebook/modified by author
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The opposition NDC has fiercely rejected the results of the election. John Mahama has described it as flawed and rigged. Party supporters have also picketed at the headquarters of the Electoral Commission on various occasions against the results.

Meanwhile, political scientists at the Department of Political Science of the University of Ghana argue that forming a parallel government is unconstitutional. Such acts can even trigger treasonable offences.

The Managing news editor of the crusading guide newspaper says that the results of presidential and parliamentary elections have been gazette. He believes it will only take a judgment from the Supreme Court to reverse the results of the elections.

Speaking on Joy News, the political commentator condemned John Mahama for not accepting the elections results. He wonders why the very EC results he accepted in the 206 elections is now being contested in 2020.

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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 insists of not accepting the result, says it was “flawed”. 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.

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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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