Previous President, John Dramani Mahama has dismissed the aftereffects of Monday’s overall races in Ghana, saying he is reluctant to acknowledge the “fictionalized and imperfect” results announced by the Electoral Commission (EC).
Talking at a question and answer session on Thursday night, Mr Mahama charged the Electoral Commission (EC) and the public authority of controlling the outcomes.
The EC administrator, Jean Mensa, on Wednesday, announced President Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) victor of the official vote with 6,730,587 votes (51.302%) while Mr Mahama of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) got 6,213,182 votes (47.359%.)
In the Parliamentary political race, the EC said the NPP has 137 seats in the 275-seat House while the NDC has 136. One seat is yet to be announced while one free applicant, who inclines to the NPP, likewise won a seat.
Notwithstanding, Mr Mahama said there was no uncertainty “Ghanaians from each locale of this extraordinary country of our own, decided in favor of progress, and we did as such in both the official and parliamentary races”.
He said as a resolute adherent to the examination of vote based system, the arrangement of administration that permits a definitive dynamic capacity to rest in the hands the individuals, he regarded the desire of the individuals when he lost the races in 2016.
“I yielded, moved to one side and set moving a tranquil exchange of intensity – on the grounds that I comprehended that it was the desire of the individuals.”
He added: “And on the off chance that we are to advance as a country, on the off chance that we are to satisfy the legacy of our set of experiences, one for which individuals have died – that consecrated decision of individuals should be regarded.”
Mr Mahama said the holy decision was that he and his gathering won the official and parliamentary races.
He added that “there was an intentional arrangement to control and foreordain the outcomes” for President Akufo-Addo.
“No measure of duplicity, skillful deception, or confusion will eradicate that reality,” he stated, adding that the public authority has been utilizing the military as a scary measure to switch the outcomes.
Mr Mahama said his gathering will proceed with its fastidious review of all official outcome sheets to guarantee that the decision of individuals is maintained.
“We solicitation of the global network to stay occupied with what’s going on in Ghana and to take cautious note of the current danger that is being pursued to our majority rule government, our opportunity, and our lifestyle.”
The police say five individuals have kicked the bucket in constituent savagery since last Monday. Allies of the NDC have been organizing fights in certain urban communities against the outcomes.
Then, President Akufo-Addo has delegated a 15-part momentary group to encourage the smooth changeover of organization despite the fact that his gathering and himself will stay as president for the following four years.
Under the Ghanaian constitution, a momentary group is instituted 24 hours after the statement of official outcomes.
The momentary group will be led by Chief of Staff at the Office of the President, Akosua Frema Osei-Opare.