Majority of Ghanaians across the country voted for change of gov’t – Mahama
Former President John Dramani Mahama has said that majority of Ghanaians voted for a change of government in this year’s elections.
He said while addressing the nation on Thursday December 10 at the headquarters of the NDC in Accra that the “The National Democratic Congress (NDC) won the presidential and parliamentary elections.”
“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,” the presidential candidate of the NDC in the just-ended general elections said.
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.”
Mr Mahama added “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 added “We are unable to acce0pt the results of the elections as announced by the Electoral Commission. These results are flawed.”
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has been re-elected President of the Republic of Ghana.
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.
Source : 3news.com