Yesterday, the NDC filed a Supreme Court petition to contest the 2020 elections. This was long in coming as many called on the NDC to seek redress in court instead of demonstrating on the streets.
The NDC finally put the issue to rest by filing the case in court. A showdown is expected next year as the legal brains of the 2 biggest political parties battle it out.
One of the concerns of the NDC has been the parliamentary elections. The NDC claim they won the Majority in Parliament but cheated out of it. They contested and won areas like Savelugu and Sene West. The next on their plate is Techiman South. This however is proving difficult with the NPP and NDC all stuck at 137 seats apiece.
Today, December 31, 2020, on the last edition of Asempa FM’s ‘Ekosii Sen’, Hon. Okudzeto Ablakwa told Osei Bonsu that the NDC will resist any attempt of the NPP to impose any MP whose candidature cannot be validated. The MP who got the biggest percentage (89.71) in Ghana’s 2020 elections didn’t spare words when he hinted that the NDC will act.
“We will resist any attempt of the NPP to bring into Parliament any candidate whose legitimacy is questionable. We will not just stand by. They need to stop the gross misconduct. Up till now the EC has not answered our petition. How can the oppressed be asked to be democratic?
You expect us to walk sheepishly to parliament when we are being abused. I make one commitment to you and your listeners that we will rise up and stand against that. That I can assure you! Between now and the January 6, we will act. We will resist any attempt on an imposition on Parliament. I will not mention what we will do, but we will act.”
The incumbent MP and MP Elect for North Tongu was of the view that the NPP rigged the elections and want to impose illegitimate candidates as parliamentary candidates. The MP fell short of mentioning what the Minority Caucus will do though the host, Osei Bonsu tried to force him to mention it. He bemoaned the partial nature of Ghana’s politics.
He wondered why in Banda re-collation was done, but the EC is refusing to do same for Techiman South and other areas. He called for fairness for all sides.
Interesting times ahead as Ghana waits for January 7, 2021.
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