- Dr. Benjamin Kunbuor says the NDC must publish the results it collated for the 2020 polls
- He said it is misleading for the party to claim it won the polls when it could not provide its independently collated figures
- John Mahama refused to accept the result as declared by the EC
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A member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Council of Elders, Dr. Benjamin Kunbuor, has called for the publication of the party’s internally collated results for the 2020 presidential elections.
Former President John Dramani Mahama, who is the NDC’s flagbearer in the election rejected the declaration made by the Electoral Commission.
According to the commission through its chairperson, Jean Mensa, President Nana Akufo-Addo won the election.
Akufo-Addo defeated the former president in the 2020 election to secure another four-year term; collecting 51.302% of the votes cast against the latter’s 47.359%.
Mahama, however, refused to accept the result and petitioned the Supreme Court, arguing there was no winner.
The apex court dismissed the petition for lack of cogent evidence.
Speaking on Joy News' PM Express, the former Defence and Interior Minister under the Mills administration questioned the rationale behind the petition when the party had no concrete evidence to prove its case.
“…for the ordinary party member that you said we had won the elections through the figures and collation that the party had done, why is it that these figures did not find their way to the court? That is the fundamental question," Dr. Kunbuor quizzed.
" . . There is only one way to answer this question . . .” he continued, “come out and put it in the public domain, this is what we collated, this was the outcome, this is the margin by which we won. That has not been forthcoming."
In other news, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has organised a three-day retreat in Ho in the Volta Region aimed at “rekindling the spirit of commitment and hard work” among the rank and file of the party for the recapturing of power in 2024.
The retreat which ended on Sunday, April 18, saw the development of a bespoke roadmap for the reorganisation of the largest opposition party ahead of the crucial 2024 elections.
In attendance were the NDC’s flagbearer and running mate for the 2020 presidential election, John Dramani Mahama and Prof. Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang as well as members of the Functional Executive Committee (FEC).
In a communique, the General Secretary of the NDC, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, said the event gave them the chance to reevaluate thoroughly the party’s showing in the 2020 general elections.
It also afforded them the chance to strengthen the structures of the party and strategise on the reorganisation of its rank and file for victory in the 2024 election.
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