Handling of 2020 elections left a sour taste - Mahama

Handling of 2020 elections left a sour taste - Mahama

- John Dramani Mahama is still furious over the outcome of the 2020 polls

- According to him, the way the elections were handled left a bitter taste in the mouths of many

- Mahama rejected the outcome of the results

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The flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama, is still seething over the outcome of the just-ended general elections.

Addressing for the first time the violent protests by his supporters across the country, Mahama said the conduct of the elections left a “sour taste” in the mouths of all patriotic citizens.

According to the former president, the Electoral Commission led by Jean Mensa needed to be cleaned to regain its status as the leading electoral body on the continent.

Ghanaians on Monday, December 7, 2020, went to the polls to elect a new president and some 275 Members of Parliament.

NDC MPs, police clash at EC headquarters
Handling of 2020 elections left a sour taste - Mahama

Handling of 2020 elections left a sour taste - Mahama Image credit: John Dramani Mahama
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Over 13 million voters took part in the exercise that re-elected incumbent, President Nana Akufo-Addo, for another four-year term.

Mahama and the NDC rejected the outcome of the election, alleging that the verdict was “stolen.”

Supporters of the party have since the declaration of the results been organising a nationwide protest. They have occasionally clashed with security officers.

In a Facebook post sighted by YEN.com.gh, Mahama entreated the supporters to be peaceful in their protest.

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Meanwhile, information reaching YEN.com.gh indicates that NDC’s Members of Parliament clashed with police at the headquarters of the EC earlier today.

The kerfuffle, occurred around 10:00 am local time on Tuesday, December 22, 2020, when the legislators led by the Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu, were barred by the police from petitioning the chairperson of the commission, Jean Mensa.

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A source close to the development told YEN.com.gh that the MPs stormed the premises to petition the EC over the declaration of the Techiman South seat for the NPP.

Stopped from going beyond a barricade around the Ridge Roundabout in Accra, they broke through the barricade in defiance leading to a serious brawl.

In other news on YEN.com.gh, the NDC MP-elect for the Madina constituency in Accra, Francis-Xavier Sosu, condemned supporters of the party for resorting to violence in their protest against the results of the 2020 polls.

He cautioned them against assuming that protesting gave them the license to be rowdy and violent.

Source: Yen

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