John Dramani Mahama says he is protecting Ghana’s democratic principles by not accepting what he termed ‘flawed election results’ declared by the Jean Mensa led Electoral Commission.
According to him, there is a need for the country to learn lessons from the 2020 elections in order not to repeat such ill happenings in the future.
He said “In the interest of the more than six million people who voted for me I must uphold our democracy and hold the electoral commission to higher standards and hold this government to higher standards in terms of our democracy. The way they conducted this election, the government, President Akufo-Addo, and the electoral commission is a dent to our democratic credentials as a government.
He continued”So in my principles as a democrat, I can’t be seen to be sweeping it under the carpet and just letting it go. I think that we must bring closure to this and see exactly where the issues are and I mean if an independent audit is done by the EC, we bring somebody in to do an independent audit why not, I mean I will be the first to concede and walk away but as long as that is not done and I know that there was a deliberate attempt to subvert the will of the people in favor of the incumbent.”
“It will be wrong for me in terms of our democratic principles to just leave it because we will not learn the lessons of this election, I think that we must learn the lessons of this election so that we don’t repeat it in the future,” the NDC leader stated.