The main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has unleashed its rampaging supporters onto the streets where they are burning car tyres across the country over the results of the 2020 general election.
While NDC gurus including former President John Dramani Mahama, General Secretary Johnson Asiedu Nketiah and National Chairman Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, are pushing party supporters to go out and demonstrate for them to win power, their children are cooling off in luxurious cites of Dubai, Canada and United States.
At the Electoral Commission (EC) headquarters in Accra yesterday, the NDC supporters brandished highly offensive placards against the chairperson of the country’s election management body, Mrs Jean Mensa with some of them chanting “No Mahama, No Peace” among others.
While NDC supporters were on rampage in Accra, throwing stones and other offensive weapons at the police, a similar demonstration took place simultaneously in the Ketu South constituency in the Volta region.
The NDC hoodlums besieged the EC headquarters to demonstrate against the declaration of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as the winner of the December 7 polls.
The rioting supporters attempted to forcefully enter the premises of the EC, creating a chaotic situation around the area.
This led to the blocking of the Kanda Highway and other sections of the Ridge enclave and the firing of tear gas.
Consequently, the Director of Operations at the Accra Regional Command, ACP Kwesi Ofori told the media that police did everything possible to ensure the demonstrators acted within the confines of the law and to maintain peace in the country.
“The police are moving practically and strategically to make sure that we keep the peace, and it’s been good so far. Initially, we used engagement, which failed so we had to resort to the use of non-electrical equipment like water to get them to move down the street”, ACP Kwesi Ofori explained.
He said the police will not allow hooligans to destroy public property and attack innocent Ghanaians.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) the won 2020 election with 51.30 percent of the vote with his closest challenger Mr John Dramani Mahama obtaining 47.40 percent.
However, the NDC has openly rejected the outcome of the election with its presidential candidate Mr Mahama describing the polls as flawed.
Consequently, NDC supporters called on the EC chairperson Jean Mensa to resign over the declaration of the December 7 election results.
According to them, the election was flawed and rigged in favour of the incumbent President, Nana Akufo-Addo.
Clad in red and black, the angry supporters want Mr John Mahama, leader of the NDC, to be declared the winner of the polls.