The General Secretary of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), John Boadu has described some comments made by NDC’s flagbearer John Dramani Mahama to reject the December 7 polls if flawed as ‘unnecessary’.
According to him, anybody at all can challenge a flawed election including the NPP – hence, Mahama’s comment is just an ‘empty noise’.
“It wasn’t even necessary for him [John Mahama] to say this anywhere. It really is not necessary. In anycase who will accept a flawed election? So why do you tell me what I know already?” he questioned in an interview on Neat FM.
“We live in this country and have witnessed flawed election results challenged. In 1992. 1996. 2000 and even 2012,” he added.
Ex-Prez Mahama warns EC
Former President John Dramani Mahama has issued a stern warning to the Electoral Commission (EC) ahead of this year’s general elections.
According to the former President and flag bearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), the party will not accept the 2020 election results should they suspect any underhand dealings by the EC.
“As leader of the NDC, I wish to serve notice that we shall do all our parts to ensure that our country remains peaceful and that the electoral process proceeds smoothly, but let nobody assume that we will accept the results of a flawed elections,” he cautioned.
Mr. John Mahama made this comment at a ceremony on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 to mark the 28th anniversary of the National Democratic Congress.
Mahama says NDC won’t accept the result of a flawed election
John Dramani Mahama has insisted that his party will not accept the results of the 2020 general elections should it deem the process as unfair.
The party has participated in all elections in the Fourth Republic, he noted, adding they have accepted defeat each time they lost.
But stressing on the disagreements between the NDC and the Electoral Commission (EC) on the voters’ register, Mahama warned the party may not accept the results of the upcoming elections.
Addressing party members at the NDC’s 28th Anniversary; Mr. Mahama promised that the party was committed to a peaceful electoral process “but let nobody assume that we will accept the results of a flawed election.”
He said never has it been during the Fourth Republic that six months to a general election, “we are all unsure of what register we are going to use for the vote.”