-The opposition party has stated that it will not recognise Nana Akufo-Addo as president until the final determination of its challenge to his reelection
-Akufo-Addo was reelected in the 2020 polls
-He was sworn in as Ghana’s president for another four years on Thursday, January 7, 2021
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The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has said it will not acknowledge Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as Ghana’s president.
Addressing a news conference in Accra on Friday, January 8, 2021, the general secretary of the party, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, said: “Let me state without any equivocation that the NDC shall not recognize Akufo-Addo as the President of Ghana until all issues surrounding his flawed elections are satisfactorily resolved.”
The flagbearer of the NDC in the 2020 polls, John Dramani Mahama, rejected the outcome of the elections as declared by the chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Jean Mensa.
He filed a petition at the Supreme Court to in his words remove doubts in the minds of Ghanaians over the credibility of the electoral process.
However, a member of the legal team of the NDC and former Deputy Justice Minister in Mahama’s administration, Dr. Dominic Ayine, stated that there was no evidence his former boss won the election.
“We never said that we won the presidential election,” he told GHONE television on Thursday, December 31, 2020.
President Akufo-Addo on Thursday, January 7, 2021, took the oath of office for another four-year term.
Heads of state from across Africa and dignitaries watch him took the oath at a ceremony in Accra on Thursday, January 7, 2021.
In other news, hundreds of supporters and sympathisers of the NDC have thronged the streets of Damango to demonstrate against the reelection of Akufo-Addo barely 24 hours after taking the oath of office.
Donning party colours, they burnt tyres as they marched through the principal streets of the capital of the Savanna Region 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.
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