The presidential candidate for the opposition National Democratic Congress, John Dramani Mahama has asked all his party faithfuls to demonstrate peacefully against the Electoral Commission of Ghana for election rigging.
His comments comes after the Ghana Pentecostal Council said a party that feels aggrieved after elections had the right to engage in peaceful demonstrations.
The NDC rejected the 2020 presidential results after it described the EC as corrupt and alleged the elections have been rigged in favour of the ruling NPP. Since then, party faithfuls have held series of demonstrations against the EC and president-elect Akuffo Addo in a bid to overturn the results.
In his statement, the former president Mahama noted that the aim of the demonstrations is to hold the EC accountable for its mistakes. He called for the demonstrations to continue in only a peaceful manner. He said;
“Elections can be emotive and the EC’s incompetent handling of the Dec 7 poll leaves a sour taste in the mouths of all patriotic citizens.
It is important to hold the EC accountable to ensure that it purifies itself and rises again to be the leading electoral body on our continent, Africa.
I still urge all who feel outraged by the EC’s conduct to manifest their displeasure in a manner that is peaceful,”