-The supporters have thronged the capital of the Savanna Region to demonstrate the outcome of the 2020 polls
-President Akufo-Addo won the elections by over 51%
-The demonstration came barely a day after his inauguration for a second term
Barely 24 hours after the swearing in of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for his second term, hundreds of supporters of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), have thronged the streets of Damango to demonstrate against his reelection.
Donning party colours, they burnt tyres as they marched through the principal streets of the Savanna Region capital on Friday, January 8, 2021.
The NDC and its presidential candidate in the 2020 polls have rejected the outcome as declared by the chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Jean Mensa.
President Akufo-Addo won the presidential race in the Monday, December 7, 2020 elections.
He collected 51.302% of the votes to defeat Mahama, who polled 47.359%.
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The votes difference between the two candidates stood at 517, 231, representing a four percentage point, one of the highest since 1996.
Mahama, however, filed a petition at the Supreme Court to challenge what he maintained was a stolen verdict.
In other news, the NPP MP for Tema West, Carlos Ahenkorah, said he snatched ballot papers during the chaotic election for a speaker of Parliament to give President Nana Akufo-Addo “peace of mind to run the country.”
In a statement apologising for the despicable conduct, the former deputy trade minister stated that it was very tough for him to imagine having a speaker from an opposition party.
Alban Kingsford Sumani Bagbin was sworn in as the speaker of Parliament after a chaotic election on Thursday, January 7, 2021.
The former MP for Nadowli-Kaleo was elected as the new speaker in the contentious election, polling 138 votes against 136 of the former Speaker Professor Mike Oquaye.
“It’s a very tough situation to have opposition as a speaker especially when he’s the president in the absence of Nana Addo and his vice not to mention how parliament would function by passing the presidents policies and laws to pave way for development,” Ahenkorah said.
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