We’ll take legitimate steps to reverse travesty of justice – Mahama

Former President John Dramani Mahama has said that the National Democratic Congress (NDC) will take a legitimate action against what he describes as travesty of justice in the just-ended presidential and parliamentary elections.

In the view of the presidential candidate of the NDC in the 2020 polls, his party won the presidential and parliamentary elections however, the results have been manipulated in favour of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

Addressing the nation from the headquarters of the NDC in Accra on Thursday December 10 he said “The facts and figures on the pink sheets available to us indicate that numerous steps have been taken to manipulate the elections in favour of the incumbent president.”

“We will take legitimate steps to reverse this travesty of justice,” he revealed.

He added “There is no doubt that every Ghanaian in this country voted for change. We did so both In the presidential and parliamentary elections.

“I am a staunch believer in the experiment of democracy, a system of governance that allows the ultimate decision making power to rest in the hands of you the good people of Ghana. We the  people who with an eye towards the future we will like for our dear country elect representatives to forward and realise that vision. Government serves at the choice and direction of the people of this great nation.”

He further called on the media and observer missions to present what he describes as true account of what transpired in the elections.

“Be resolute and present a fair account of what has transpired in this period,” he said.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was re-elected President of the Republic of Ghana in the December 7 elections.

He polled a total of 6,730,413 votes, representing 51.59 per cent to beat closest contender John Dramani Mahama, who polled a total of 6,214,889 votes, in Monday’s presidential elections.

Mrs Mensa who is the returning Officer of the 2020 Presidential Elections declared the incumbent president winner of the polls.

She, however, stated that the total number of votes cast, 13,434,574, which represented a 79 percent voter turnout, was without the votes of Techiman South Constituency in the Bono East Region.

Mrs Mensa later explained that the difference of 515,524 between the votes for Mr Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and Mr Dramani Mahama of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) cannot be overturned by results from Techiman South, which has a total of 128,018 registered voters.

She said even if all the votes are added to that of Mr Mahama, he will get about 47.873 percent while Mr Akufo-Addo will get 50.8 percent.

“It is on that basis that we say the outcome of the elections will not change, hence our declaration of the 2020 presidential results without that of Techiman South [Constituency].”

She made all these known at a press conference at the head office of the Commission.