Flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama has stated that his party won’t accept the results of any national poll that it deems ‘flawed’.
Speaking at flag-raising ceremony to commemorate the NDC’s 28th anniversary, stressed that while the party strives to ensure that the country remains peaceful and electoral processes go on without challenges, it will only accept the result of elections it sees as credible.
“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 stated.
He said the inefficiency of the Electoral Commission is the cause of the controversy surrounding the compilation of a new register, indicating that the conduct of the EC threatens the rights of eligible Ghanaian voters.
“Never have we in the history of this fourth republic experienced a situation where large numbers of our population threatened to be disenfranchised because of the bungling inefficiency and perceived partiality of our once revered electoral commission,” he said.
The NDC, in disagreement to the compilation of a new voters register by the EC has dragged the commission to the Supreme Court.
The opposition party is praying the court to declare as illegal the decision of the EC not to use the old voter ID cards as a proof of Ghanaian identity for the compilation of the new register.
John Mahama said the party awaits the decision of the highest court.
“We all await the hearing of our highest court tomorrow, to determine whether we’ll have a flawed election or we’ll have an election that we have confidence in and that the will of the people have been properly expressed,” he noted.