EC turned down Mahama’s petition to put declaration of results on hold--- Haruna Iddrisu claims
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EC turned down Mahama’s petition to put declaration of results on hold— Haruna Iddrisu claims

EC turned down Mahama’s petition to put declaration of results on hold— Haruna Iddrisu claims

EC turned down Mahama’s petition to put declaration of results on hold— Haruna Iddrisu claims

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has expressed grief that the Electoral Commission (EC) without recourse turned down a petition sent by its presidential candidate, John Dramani Mahama to express his disapproval with the presidential results of the just-ended 2020 general election.

According to the party, Former President Mahama presented the petition to the EC ahead of the declaration of the final result over the collation process.

Speaking at a press conference In Accra on Wednesday following the EC’s declaration of the results, the NDC said it cannot fathom why the electoral management body decided not to give a hearing to John Mahama who had contested the polls.

Minority leader, Haruna Iddrisu who addressed the media, maintained that the EC’s failure to properly address the petition filed by the NDC spelt doom for Ghana’s enviable democracy.

“Even when he [John Dramani Mahama] filed a petition to the Electoral Commission today detailing his concerns of the processes of collation leading to the declaration, that was treated with utmost contempt. We consider that unacceptable.”

“He asked the EC to address his grievances and concerns as a candidate but was ignored by the chairperson of the EC. The declaration of the Electoral Commission also smacks of bad faith,” he decried.

Mr Iddrisu insisted that “this evening Ghana’s democracy has come under severe attack and needs some rescue urgently.”

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He said “If not rescued these attacks will foster and grow into future elections and that will disfigure our track record, as a true democratic nation.”

The NDC, however served notice that it has rejected the outcome of the December 7 polls, explaining that there was incontrovertible proof that the election was flawed.

The defeated party maintained that the elections was rigged, thus did not recognise incumbent President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as the rightfully-elected President of the country.

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“As a party, we have had extensive consultations and detailed analysis of the outcome of the elections as announced by Jean Mensa. We have come to only one irresistible conclusion, that it is a flawed discredited election and therefore we reject the presidential result without any reservation.”

“We roundly reject and outrightly reject the declaration of the sitting president as the winner of the 2020 elections. In due course, our flagbearer will brief the nation and the international community,” Mr Iddrisu added.

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