Mahama Ghana's Donald Trump for refusing to concede defeat

John Boadu calls Mahama Ghana’s Donald Trump for refusing to concede defeat

John Boadu calls Mahama Ghana’s Donald Trump for refusing to concede defeat

John Boadu calls Mahama Ghana’s Donald Trump for refusing to concede defeat

The General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), John Boadu has described the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama as the Donald Trump of Ghana for refusing to concede defeat after the declaration of the December 7 General election results.

According to him, Mr Mahama was trying to act to look relevance in the political circles for the NDC to re-elect him during the 2024 elections to stand for the party.

President Trump after the American election in November accused his opponent Joe Biden of rigging the polls and refused to accept the results.

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In a similar fashion, Mr Mahama, has refused to concede defeat to President Akufo-Addo despite a declaration from the Electoral Commission (EC).

According to the EC, President Akufo-Addo was the winner of the polls with 6,730,587 votes representing 51.302 per cent while Mr Mahama polled 6,213,182 representing 47.359 per cent out of the 13,119,460 total valid votes cast.

Mr Mahama, however, has disputed the results and refused to concede, accusing the EC of rigging the polls for the incumbent President.

Reacting to this development at a press conference in Accra on Tuesday, 15 December 2020, Mr Boadu said his party won the polls fair and square.

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“Why didn’t John Mahama take immediate lessons from Donald Trump? He lost elections, the Electoral College was 270, the one you contested won, still he said he won’t concede.

“That is exactly what Mahama is doing. You are becoming Ghana’s Donald Trump…,” he added.

Mr Boadu stated that former President Mahama’s refusal to concede defeat was part of his “selfish” grand scheme to save face with the NDC while perpetuating himself as the party’s best bet for the 2024 elections.

He called on civil society organisations, the clergy and media to tell the 2020 presidential candidate of the NDC to concede, since, according to him, the presidency neither belongs to Mr Mahama nor are his ego and selfish presidential ambitions bigger than Ghana, as a nation.

Mr Boadu said despite Mr Mahama self-denial of his electoral defeat, “we shall not be distracted,” adding “Let the Ghanaian people speak out. The National Peace Council, National House of Chiefs and civil society organisations, speak out and tell John Dramani Mahama that this country is bigger than his ego”.


Written by Joyceline Natally Cudjoe

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