Tuesday, 12th October 2021
On the first day of the phase 3 of his thank you tour, Mr. John Mahama was in the Eastern regional capital Koforidua today Tuesday, to express his gratitude and that of his party to the chiefs and people for their support in 2020 elections. As usual of him, he granted an interview on Sunrise FM monitored by CitizenOne on where he spoke on a number of national issues as well as the NDC's preparedness towards 2024.
When asked what went wrong in 2020, Mr. Mahama said a lot of things went right. He said the fact that the NDC increased its votes from a little over 4 million to almost 6.3 million was a clear indication that things went right. He added that NDC would be having up to 145 or at least 143 seats in parliament if the ruling Government had not twisted the hands of the NDC.
According to Mr. Mahama, the party was closely monitoring the elections with its IT system nationwide. After collating all the results, the NDC had won up to 145 seats. But the ruling NPP used the millitary to intimidate some election officials to change some of the results reducing it to 143. They further changed some results to equalise the seats to 137 each. He told Ampem Darko Koranteng Stephen that in some constituencies, there were recounting at the constituency collation centers up to 5 times which is against the electoral laws. Other areas turned bloody leading to lose of innocent lives. The NDC flagbearer said, eventually the NPP and EC succeeded in rigging the elections.
He held that, the current EC chair sees the NDC as a rival for no reason. He believes whatever the NDC proposed were rejected by the EC all because, she didn't want anything NDC.
On the new electoral reforms, Mr. John Mahama said the party was yet to hear from the EC after the former resubmitted the reforms to the latter. He added that his understanding was that other parties and stakeholders have also submitted similar reforms and hoped the EC will look into them.
He praised the party's executives and supporters from the grassroot level to national level for the hard work. On the reorganization, John Mahama said after the thank you tour, there will be series of outreach programs until November when special delegates conferences will be conveyed to make some constitutional reviews. Elections of party executives from branch to national levels will take place in 2022, according to the former president.
Watch the first 5 minutes of the video in the attached link to some of his comments. Remember to leave a comment.
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