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Mahama explains why he is petitioning 2020 election results

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Flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama, has responded to people who have asked him what he stands to gain by challenging the results of this year’s election.

Mr. Mahama on Wednesday filed a petition at the Supreme Court to challenge the outcome of the 2020 election results declared by the Electoral Commission which named the incumbent Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) as president- elect.

Speaking in an address on Wednesday night, the NDC flagbearer said “Let me tell you; perhaps, the very same thing that my opponent {President Akufo-Addo} wanted when in 2012 he challenged the results of that election; I want the removal of doubt.”

“I want for all of us to know that our elections should be free, fair and safe; and that we do not have to settle for a process that leaves us confused and with more questions than answers. I want a Ghana where institutions of state can be held to account.”

“In 2016 when the election was not called in my favour, I conceded. I conceded in a congratulatory call to my opponent. And then, not long after that, I conceded in a pub;ic address to the good people of Ghana.”

“I conceded in 2016, not simply in the interest of peace and democracy; but because I respect the will of the people. I did then, and I do now.”

He continued that “When I tell you that I will not concede this election, please know that I have not taken this decision lightly. Understand that it is not because of a desire for power, but because of a dedication to principle and a commitment to democracy.


Source: A1Radioonline.com|101.1MHZ|Ghana

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