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John Mahama Makes Daring Statement During Thank You Tour In The Upper East Region

John Mahama is currently on a Thank You Tour to the Northern part of Ghana as a way of showing his appreciation to Ghanaians for their show of love for him during the last elections. In the 2020 elections, not many expected John Mahama to pull a strong challenge to President Akufo-Addo. Both candidates ended the election with 6 million votes and more.

Today, Tuesday, August 17, 2021, John Mahama toured the Upper East Region and in a radio discussion shared some thoughts to Ghanaians. The former President was asked what the way forward for the party was after the Electoral Commission redirected the NDC to send their proposed reforms to IPAC. It can be recalled that the NDC walked out of the Inter Party committee over claims that the board was nothing but a band full of allies for the ruling NPP.

The NDC who felt dissatisfied with the results of the 2020 elections proposed a number of reforms for future elections. this was rejected by the EC who redirected them to IPAC. In addressing the question, John Mahama noted that the posture of was not the best and insisted that the NDC will send the letter of reforms again. One interesting statement was when the former leader said that the NDC had learnt their lesson and will fight their way on the ground to victory instead of waiting on the Supreme Court in subsequent elections.

“The right place to send the letter is the Electoral Commission. And they can table it at IPAC. But you can’t say take your letter to IPAC. Who is IPAC? Well, we have presented it. I have asked them to send it to them again and address it as IPAC c/o Electoral Commission. Whoever IPAC is they should give it to that person. These things must be done by consensus.

You know when you have an election that everyone accepts and is happy with the results, it gives a certain legitimacy to even the person who governs. So it is in the interest of the one who wins to make sure the elections you won is accepted by all. Elections are won on the grounds and not in the Supreme Court. Next time we will take notice of that. We will fight on the ground” John Mahama said.

This statement is really like a déjà vu knowing that the NDC made similar comments after the 2016 elections and yet looked on as they were beaten by the NPP galloped their way to victory last year. John Mahama sought to call on Akufo-Addo to ensure that the EC implemented the proposed reforms.

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