- IMANI Africa vice-president, Kofi Bentil, has challenged the NDC to provide evidence to back their claims of a stolen verdict
- The NDC has accused the Electoral Commission (EC) of rigging the just-ended December 7 polls for the governing NPP
- Bentil has urged the NDC to substantiate their allegations with convincing evidence
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The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has repeatedly unproven their claims of a stolen verdict after the declaration of results for the 2020 presidential and parliamentary polls.
The source for their claims that the Electoral Commission (EC) overturned the will of the people in favour of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) appears to be the arithmetic mistakes made by the commission.
Commenting on the NDC's claims of fraud on JoyNews' Newsfile on Saturday, the vice-president of IMANI Africa, Kofi Bentil, challenged the NDC to provide evidence to back their allegations of a stolen verdict in the just-ended December 7 polls.
He indicated the NDC must substantiate claims that the commission was in cahoots with the NPP to rig the presidential election for President-elect Nana Akufo-Addo with convincing evidence.
Bentil noted that although the EC made some arithmetic errors during and after the declaration of the 2020 presidential and parliamentary polls, the outcome of the elections will not change even if NDC's claims are acknowledged.
''We have looked at so many things and there is no way Nana Addo is going to fall below 50%. There’s, however, a serious thing and it comes back to the EC. The figures show that the EC did not just make arithmetic mistakes in the beginning, but in correcting them, they seem to have used figures that will confirm their earlier fractions,'' he said.
He challenged the NDC to produce evidence that can change the outcome of the 2020 polls.
''Until they [NDC] can bring up material evidence which means we have to change the results, they need to change their tone a bit and not make everything look like it was a stolen election,'' he added.
In other news, YEN.com.gh previously reported that although the media came under a series of attacks, especially as the results for the 2020 election began trickling in, journalists remained resolute in performing their work.
In the lead-up to the 2020 polls, the two leading political parties, the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the opposition National Democratic Congress, labelled the media as bias.
Despite the mounds of attacks that targeted media houses and media personnel, these female professionals resolved not to fall prey to efforts aimed at throttling their independence and professionalism.
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