We never said Mahama won the presidential race - Domonic Ayine
-Former Deputy Justice Minister, Dr. Dominic Ayine, has stated that the NDC has no evidence Mahama won the elections
-According to him, that would have been indicated in the petition
-Mahama filed a petition at the Supreme Court to challenge the results
There is no evidence John Dramani Mahama won the 2020 presidential race, a member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC’s) legal team, Dr. Dominic Ayine, has disclosed.
Speaking in an interview with GHone TV on Thursday, December 31, 2020, the former Deputy Justice Minister in the erstwhile Mahama administration said: “We never said that we won the [presidential] election.”
“If we were convinced that we won this election we would have stated that in the petition,” Dr. Ayine who’s also the Member of Parliament for Bolgatanga East added.
Meanwhile, Mahama has stated that his refusal to concede defeat in the 2020 polls was borne out of principle rather than an insatiable desire for power.
Addressing Ghanaians on Wednesday, December 30, 2020, after officially filing a petition to challenge the outcome of the elections at the Supreme Court, Mahama said he knew what it was to concede.
But, not this time.
According to him, when he lost the 2016 elections, he conceded not simply in the interest of peace and democracy, but because he respected the will of the people.
He said he was compelled to challenge the results of the 2020 polls at the Supreme Court because he had reason to doubt the credibility of the elections.
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But, the presidential candidate of the Great Consolidated Popular Party (GCPP), Dr. Henry Lartey, said the move will be an exercise in futility.
According to the GCPP leader, the NDC’s flagbearer lost cleanly in the presidential race.
According to the results declared by Mensa, incumbent, President Nana Akufo-Addo won the presidential race in the Monday, December 7, 2020 elections.
He collected 51.302% of the votes to defeat the flagbearer of the NDC, former President John Dramani Mahama, who polled 43.359%.
The votes difference between the two candidates stood at 517, 231, representing a four percentage point, one of the highest since 1996.
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