- John Mahama has called for an independent audit of the Electoral Commission’s (EC) election figures
- Mahama assured that if the independent audit done by the EC is satisfactory he will be the first to concede and walk away peacefully
- He stressed that the audit is necessary to bring closure to the misunderstanding by seeing exactly where the issues are
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The flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress, NDC, John Dramani Mahama, has called for an independent audit of the Electoral Commission’s (EC) election figures.
The audit of these figures from the just ended elections, is necessary to settle the tensions over the declared results.
Mahama, however, assured that if the independent audit done by the EC is satisfactory he will be the first to concede and walk away peacefully.
Speaking an interview with VOA news as filed by Citinews, former president Mahama said the forensic audit shows the incompetence of the EC.
“With the incompetence, the EC has shown, it will be useful for us to do a forensic audit of the EC’s own systems and numbers to come to what the final number from the EC is,” Mahama said.
He added that she failed at her first elections as she could not get the results right since the declaration is all over the place.
Several communiques and releases from the EC contained some numerical errors with regards to the electoral results.
Mahama said the way the EC conducted this election has dented the country's democratic credentials.
He stressed that the audit is necessary to “bring closure to this by seeing exactly where the issues are.”
Meanwhile, he immediate past chairman of the National Peace Council, Most Rev. Emmanuel Asante, says any action that will jeopardise the peace of the country from the National Democratic Congress (NDC) will not be tolerated.
Mahama rejected the results of the 2020 elections, describing it as fundamentally flawed. He said 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 development, Most Rev. Asante urged the NDC and its flagbearer to desist from inciting supporters onto the streets and follow the laid down legal channels for the resolution of electoral disputes.
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