The 2020 National Democratic Congress (NDC) Presidential candidate, John Mahama, has described the last Tuesday incident between the Electoral Commission (EC) and Minority in Parliament as a sad day for Ghana’s democracy.
The Minority members of Ghana’s Parliament were prevented from presenting a petition to the commission in respect of the recent Parliamentary election in Techiman South.
“But let me congratulate the Minority Leader and the Caucus for stepping out boldly in defence of the democratic rights of Ghanaians,” he said in a Facebook post.
According to him, the conduct of the commission with the tacit support of the incumbent President Akufo-Addo, using security personnel acting capriciously even towards Members of Parliament is not something anyone could have envisaged in the country in the course of the 4th republic.
“Clearly the EC and its Chairperson are in connivance with Nana Akufo-Addo to fraudulently keep the Techiman South seat on the NPP side. This is a clear subversion of the will of the people,” the NDC 2020 Presidential candidate said.
Mr. Mahama saluted all who have had courage to call out the EC and the Nana Akufo-Addo administration in this brazen act of trampling on the democratic will of the people.
“I want to restate our challenge to the EC, to come out and show Ghanaians their Results Summary sheet and pink sheets for the Techiman South Constituency,” he added.