Results of flawed elections will not be accepted by the National Democratic Congress (NDC). This was made known by Former President John Mahama.
Speaking at the 28th-anniversary commemoration of the NDC in Accra, Mr. Mahama, who is the party’s flagbearer for the upcoming polls cautioned the electoral commission against acts that could disenfranchise Ghanaians in the polls. This results of flawed elections warning come at the backdrop of 2020 elections.
“As a party, we have participated in every election in the 4th republic and we have a history of accepting the results of elections whenever we have believed in the integrity of the poll. As the leader of the NDC, I wish to serve notice that we shall do all in our part to make sure that the country remains peaceful and that the electoral process proceeds smoothly. But, let nobody assume that we will accept the results of a flawed election,”,” Mahama said.
The NDC is in court with the electoral commission over the EC’s insistence on compiling a new register for the December polls. The party says a new register will disenfranchise majority of voters if the EC insists on passport and Ghana card as main proof of nationality.
Meanwhile, Parliament on Tuesday voted to approve the controversial C.I 126 which gives legal backing to the Electoral Commission to compile a new voter’s register for the December polls.
106 members of the Majority side of the House voted in support of the C.I while 92 opposition MPs opposed it.
Despite the seeming clearance from the legislative chamber, the EC will have to jump the major hurdle yet with regards to the new register as the Supreme Court is to rule on the legality or otherwise of their action.
Source: Starrfm | Newsghana24