- Ghana’s democratic gains and peace has been under threat since the rejection of the 2020 results by Mahama and the NDC
- Supporters of the party have been on nationwide violent protest for days now
- And, the National Peace Council is worried this will lead to post-election violence
- The council thus, urged NDC, Mahama to go to court as NPP did in 2012
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The presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama, continues to reject the outcome of the just-ended general elections, putting the country’s peace on edge.
Scores of supporters of the opposition party thronged the EC headquarters in Accra on Thursday, December 17, 2020, to demonstrate against the outcome.
They burnt tyres and pelted stones at security officers deployed to maintain law and order.
Over 13 million Ghanaians went to the polls on Monday, December 7, 2020, to elect a new president and 275 Members of Parliament.
Incumbent, President Nana Akufo-Addo was declared the winner of the keenly contested elections.
He collected 51.302 of the ballots, according to the chairperson of the EC, Jean Mensa, while the presidential candidate of the NDC, John Dramani Mahama, polled 47.359%.
Concerned with the violence that characterised the protest against the results as announced by Mensa, the National Peace Council drew the attention of the NDC and the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) to the commitment to uphold and preserve the country’s peace during the signing of the Peace Pact.
In a statement, the council urged the NDC should follow the examples of the NPP in 2012 when it was dissatisfied with that year’s elections to deepen the country’s democratic gains rather than thronging the nation’s streets, a potential threat that can cause post-election violence.
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.
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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.