A deputy Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, Osei Bonsu Amoah has laughed off calls by the presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) John Dramani Mahama who demanded an independent forensic investigation to confirm veracity of the 2020 general election.
According to him, Mr Mahama’s demands are alien to Ghana’s electoral processes.
Mr OB Amoah who doubles as Member of Parliament (MP) for Akuapem South was speaking yesterday on Adom TV’s Mpensensenmu segment hosted by Omanhene Kwabena Asante.
Mr Mahama in an interview with Voice of America (VOA) stated that he will accept the results of the recent elections only after an independent forensic investigation has been undertaken to confirm the veracity of the results.
He described the just-ended elections as the “most incompetent elections we (Ghanaians) have ever had” and demanded for forensic audit of 2020 election results.
However, responding to the call, Mr OB Amoah said such a request can only be granted by a court of competent jurisdiction as stipulated by law.
He also derisively dismissed the NDC claims that the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) connived with the EC to rig the election in favour of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
Mr O. Amoah said the election has been widely acclaimed by local and international organisations as well world leaders as free, fair and transparent.
He entreated the NDC and Mr Mahama to use legal means to resolve their grievances and not engage in any unlawful acts that would disturb Ghana’s peace.