- John Dramani Mahama has refused to accept the results of the elections
- He contends that the EC stole his victory for the incumbent, President Akufo-Addo
- As a result, he met with The Commonwealth hierarchy to brief them on the ‘rigged’ elections
The flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama, has double down on his refusal to accept the outcome of the just-ended general elections.
This follows his meeting with a team from The Commonwealth over the elections which was held on Monday, December 7, 2020.
Over 13 million Ghanaians voted in the elections that saw incumbent, President Nana Akufo-Addo, emerging as the winner.
Akufo-Addo polled 51.302 of the ballots, according to the chairperson of the EC, Jean Mensa, while Mahama, polled 47.359%.
Mahama and the NDC rejected the outcome of the polls described by ECOWAS Elections Observer mission in the country as peaceful, free, transparent, and credible.
He briefed The Commonwealth team, led by its Secretary-General, Rt Hon Patricia Scotland. It is believed that the former president espoused to the team, the reason why he rejected the idea of conceding defeat in the elections.
Other participants in the meeting include Mahama’s running mate, Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang, and National Chairman, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo.
In other news on YEN.com.gh, a young lady believed to have completed junior high school after successfully writing her Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) has been spotted crying in a video.
Information picked up from the video has it that the young lady went to check her BECE results and was surprised and displeased with the results she was seeing.
As the result slip was shown to her, she burst out into uncontrollable tears out of disbelief and claimed she wrote the papers well enough to deserve higher grades.
The young lady stood her ground even as people tried to calm her down and insisted she performed better than the grades she was seeing on her slip.
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh earlier reported that a 2020 graduate from Ghana's premier tertiary institution, the University of Ghana, has every reason to smile after finally acquiring his first degree which took him 10 years.
Mr. Nana Boakye-Yiadom who got enrolled in the university in 2010 to study for a 4-year programme got sidelined by many challenges that saw him deferring a number of times.
The story has it that the course that should have been completed in 2014, took Nana Boakye-Yiadom an extra six years to be able to achieve.