A Deputy Director of Communications for the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Richard Nyamah has described the rejection of the 2020 polls by the presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr John Dramani Mahama as a ploy “to position himself as the automatic candidate of the NDC” in 2024.
He dared Mr Mahama and NDC to contest the outcome of the 2020 general election in court if they have any evidence of voting rigging.
“What they are doing is to have all those who would have contested him like Prof. Joshua Alabi as his campaign manager and Haruna Iddrisu, who they (NDC) are fighting for to be the Majority Leader in Parliament. NPP has its own issues with elections, and we are taking our case to court but why can’t the NDC do same? I will put my political career on the line. I will quit politics should Mr. Mahama go to court,” Mr. Nyamah added.
According to him, the former President and the opposition NDC will not go to court as they have no evidence of a stolen verdict.
He also descended heavily on the main opposition party, insisting the main opposition party did have a full compilation of its pink sheets for the 2016 elections and that the same predicament has befallen the party.
“We were all told in 2013 by the Supreme Court that elections are won and lost at the polling stations. Do you know that up to date, the NDC does not have a complete compilation of its 2016 pink sheets? There is nothing that ex-president Mahama can do today to come back as a president. Whether he likes it or not, he would stay another four years in opposition.”
2020 presidential polls
Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC) Mrs Jean Mensa announced President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as the winner of the December 7 polls on Wednesday, December 9, 2020.
President-elect Akufo-Addo of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) obtained 6,730,413 of the total valid votes cast, representing 51.30%.
His closest contender Mr Mahama of the NDC also got 6,214,889 votes, representing 47.36%.
However, the former president declared NDC’s unwillingness to accept the outcome of the just ended general election.
Describing the outcome as the “real stolen verdict,” Mr. Mahama at a news conference on Thursday, December 10, 2020, said the party will audit the outcomes of the poll to inform its next step