- Dr Emmanuel Akwetey has asked John Dramani Mahama to fight the alleged electoral fraud in court
- According to the Executive Director for the Institute for Democratic Governance (IDEG), challenging the results as declared by the EC is the only way Ghanaian can know the truth
- President Akufo-Addo was declared the winner of the polls on Wednesday, December 9, 2020
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The Executive Director of the Institute for Democratic Governance (IDEG), Dr Emmanuel Akwetey, has entreated the presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama, to challenge the results of the just-ended general elections in court.
Ghanaian voters were at the polls on Monday, December 7, 2020, to cast their ballots to elect a president and 275 legislators to represent them in parliament.
Over 17 million voters were expected to take part in elections, having endured a challenging year due to the raging coronavirus.
Incumbent, President Nana Akufo-Addo, was declared the winner of the elections by the country’s Electoral Commission (EC) on Wednesday, December 9, 2020.
Mahama rejected the results of the 2020 elections, describing it as fundamentally flawed.
He further noted 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.
Commenting on the fallouts from Mensa’s declaration, Dr Akwetey observed that if the court proceedings Ghanaians witnessed in 2012 was nothing to go by, “I think we’ll get to know the truth about the election results.”
“So, going to court doesn’t mean the political parties alone, the EC itself which is the umpire of the elections will have to answer a number of questions and all those with issues will have a way to speak out so that the issue can be resolved,” he told Accra-based Citi FM.
Supporters of the NDC since the declaration of Akufo-Addo, the winner of the elections embarked on a series of demonstrations to express their disgust over what they said was rigged polls nationwide.
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Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh has gathered that the team of fact-finders deployed by the NDC to collate evidence of vote-rigging completed their task on Sunday, December 13, 2020.
Private legal practitioner and member of the legal team of the party, Abraham Amaliba disclosed this to Accra-based Starr FM.
He said the discoveries made by the party during the fact-finding mission would shock Ghanaians.
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