Manasseh Azure gets death threats over election report
- Manasseh Azuri Awuni has received a death threat
- It follows an article he wrote on the recently held elections
- The 2020 elections has been deemed as the most controversial ever
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Investigative journalist, Manasseh Azuri Awuni, says he has received a death threat over an article he wrote on the parliamentary election results.
The controversial journo, in his recent article titled; “ERRORtoral Commission and Akufo-Addo’s coup d’état”, discussed the pockets of electoral violence and infractions that even left many voters disenfranchised.
Manasseh, in this write-up, even warned of a parliamentary coup in 2021 if the situation is not checked.
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Narrating his ordeal on Joy News’ Newsfile, the journalist read a death threat he had received via text message by an obvious supporter of the ruling New Patriotic Party. In this incendiary message, the sender makes his intention known to “eliminate” Manasseh before he destroys the peace of the country.
He then makes reference to Ahmed Suale of blessed memory who was shot in cold blood by unknown assailants.
Manasseh Azuri has been at the forefront, fighting the ills of corruption with his investigative stories and articles. Sadly, the Accra-based journo, has had to – at some point in his career – seek refuge in the US as his life and family was threatened.
Ghana’s 2020 elections has been documented by many political scientists as the most controversial and bloody.
Election results declared by the Returning Officer to the President – Jean Mensa – confirms that John Mahama was unable to garner 50 plus one votes. The results show that John Mahama polled 6,214,889 while Nana Addo polled 6,730,413 votes.
The opposition NDC has fiercely rejected the results of the election. John Mahama has described it as flawed and rigged. Party supporters have also picketed at the headquarters of the Electoral Commission on various occasions against the results.
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Political scientists at the Department of Political Science of the University of Ghana argue that forming a parallel government is unconstitutional. Such acts can even trigger treasonable offences.
The Managing news editor of the crusading guide newspaper says that the results of presidential and parliamentary elections have been gazette. He believes it will only take a judgment from the Supreme Court to reverse the results of the elections.
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