- The widespread protest since the declaration of the outcome of the 2020 polls is reportedly not about John Mahama
- According to the NDC’s General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, the move was for the protection of Ghana’s sovereignty
- Meanwhile, Mahama has rejected the outcome of the elections
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The General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia, has explained the motive behind the violent protests by supporters of the party.
NDC’s supporters have staged a series of demonstrations across the country since the declaration of the outcome of the 2020 polls.
They were angry the results did not go the way of the NDC and its presidential candidate, former President John Dramani Mahama, who has refused to concede defeat to his main contender, President Akufo-Addo.
Akufo-Addo defeated Mahama and over ten other presidential candidates in the elections to emerge as Ghana’s president-elect.
Speaking to GHone TV’s Serwaa Amihere on Thursday, December 24, 2020, and monitored by YEN.com.gh, Asiedu Nketia attempted to provide the real reasons for the nationwide protests by the NDC supporters.
According to him, the actions of the supporters were not about the failure of Mahama to deliver to the NDC the presidency.
“It’s about our sovereignty that has come under attack,” the experienced NDC scribe stated.
Meanwhile, in an earlier report on YEN.com.gh, Asiedu Nketia intimated that the street protests could get murkier and out of control.
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For him, peace would only reign in Ghana when the injustices against the NDC were corrected.
YEN.com.gh gathered that some ten presidential candidates in the 2020 elections are set to hold a crunch meeting with President Nana Akufo-Addo and John Dramani Mahama.
Sources close to the development told YEN.com.gh that the meeting was necessitated by the worrying pockets of violence and vandalism witnessed across the nation since the proclamation of Akufo-Addo as Ghana’s president-elect in the polls.
In other news, Majority Leader, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu, called for reconciliation in Parliament after the minority threatened to boycott the inauguration of President Akufo-Addo.
Akufo-Addo will be inaugurated for a second four-year term after winning the presidential race in just ended general elections.
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