Member of Parliament for Builsa South, Dr. Clement Apaak has responded to calls by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) urging Presidential candidate of the opposition NDC, John Dramani Mahama to concede defeat to President Akufo-Addo after he lost the election petition.
The NPP in a statement signed by its general secretary John Boadu said “It is not too late for John Mahama to call H.E. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, whose emphatic 2020 election victory has been affirmed by the Supreme Court, to congratulate him. It is on account of this that the NPP is calling on the former President, John Dramani Mahama, to do the needful in the collective interest of our nation”.
Reacting to this, Mr Apaak indicated that no law in the country mandates the former president to concede defeat and congratulate the President-elect.
“There is no law that states that JM must accept the court’s rulings and congratulate Akufo Addo. JM will do what he believes in and knows is best. So NPP shouldn’t think it can put pressure on him!”. he said.