By Chinenye Festus:-
West African Country Ghana is known for its stability in democracy for some years now but tensions rose on Tuesday as the former president John Mahama who is in the opposition claimed to have won the election with a majority of votes.
He warned the candidate of( NPP) New Patriotic Party who is the sitting President Akufo-Addo to desist from vote stealing.
After the declaration of Akufo-Addo as newly re-elected president of Ghana on Wednesday, Ghana’s opposition has rejected the presidential and Parliamentary election results.
An official in the opposition party said the party intends to challenge it the court.
National Democratic Party Congress (NDC) through a member of their parliament Haruna Iddrisu said… “Overwhelming evidence available makes it impossible for us to accept this spurious and hurried conclusion,”
“We intend to take decisive and concrete steps, both with the presidential and parliamentary results, to overturn this brazen and shameless attack on our democracy,” said Iddrissu, speaking at a press conference in the capital Accra.
Mahama on his part while rejecting the election results said “You cannot use the military to try and overturn some of the results in constituencies that we have won. We will resist any attempts to subvert the sovereign will of the Ghanaian people,”
You would recall that the electoral commission announced President Akufo-Addo as the winner of Monday’s vote with 51.59 percent, beating the NDC’s leader Mahama’s 47.36 percent.
And the President-elect while addressing jubilant supporters in a victory speech on Wednesday said
“Now is the time, irrespective of political affiliations, to unite, join hands and stand shoulder to shoulder”