The UK Branch of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has descended heavily on the leader of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama for his alleged continuous lies and deceit to his own party supporters and Ghanaians before, during and after the 2020 general elections.
According to the NPP-UK, Mr. Mahama’s posture and utterances before, during and after the December 7 election and the declaration of the presidential results by the Electoral Commission (EC) clearly smacked of nothing but sheer desperation for power and attempt to destabilize peace in Ghana
A statement issued by the NPP UK Communications Directorate lambasted Mr. John Mahama and the leadership of NDC for inciting their supporters to cause violence across Ghana as a result of their false claim of victory in the presidential election by a whopping 52.1%.
It would be recalled that Mr. John Dramani Mahama blatantly refused to concede defeat after the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Mrs Jean Mensa pronounced the incumbent President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as the winner of the 2020 presidential election.
Even before the verdict, he took to Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms to misinform Ghanaians that he had won the presidential polls and majority parliamentary seats. Mr. Mahama went ahead to thank Ghanaians for voting for change and asked his supporters to go out and celebrate.
After the final verdict was pronounced in favour of the NPP, Mr. John Dramani Mahama urged his teeming party supporters to hit the streets with protests against the EC results resulting in most cases, needless roadblocks and burning of lorry tyres on the streets.
However, Mr John Mahama and the NDC in their petition to the Supreme Court of Ghana on Wednesday 30th December, 2020 to challenge the election results is now rather praying the Court to order the EC for a run-off.
The statement ridiculed that “after claiming they won the elections by their own ‘magimatical’ computations in both the presidential and parliamentary, Ghanaians were expecting to see some hard credible evidence to back their claim in the Supreme Court but the NDC has rather made a u-turn by calling for second round of the election”.
“We would like to remind those in the NDC that the elections are over, and Ghana has to move on to deal with more pressing issues such as the fight against poverty and the COVID-19 pandemic”.
The statement also advised Ghanaians to stop paying heed to the lies and propaganda from John Mahama and NDC and rather support the NPP Government to develop Ghana and build a better future for the next generation
By Edmond Gyebi