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The Flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama has described the 2020 elections as “flawed” saying he is “unwilling to accept fictionalised results”.

“I stand before you tonight unwilling to accept the fictionalised results of a flawed election.”

John Mahama said this at the headquarters of the NDC during a press conference.

“What we witnessed across the country from Monday, December 7, 2020, expose the deliberate plan to manipulate and predetermine the results of the election in favour of the incumbent candidate, Nana Akufo-Addo, who as so happens controls all of the state resources and oversees the State institutions.”

Akufo-Addo received 51.59 percent of the total votes cast, beating opposition leader and former president Mahama’s 47.36 percent, the electoral commission (EC) said.

But Mr. Mahama accuses the commission of being used to manipulate the results.

“The facts and figures available to us from pink sheets to other evidence that has unfolded across the country indicates that numerous steps have been taken to manipulate the results of the election,” he said on Thursday, December 10.

“It is now obvious to many objective minds that the commission and its Chairperson have been used to manipulate results from the various constituencies and in that process seek to subvert the sovereign will of the Ghanaian people.”

He also mentioned that the military had been used to sway the outcome of results, a claim the government has refuted.

“The use of the military in this election is unprecedented in our history. Armed forces featured heavily as an intimidating measure to reverse election results and they continue to be used in the same intimidating role to insist on recounts in areas in which the incumbent has lost,” former President Mahama said.

He added that the NDC is set to become the majority in Parliament and praised the party’s parliamentary candidates.

“I am extremely proud of our Parliamentary candidates who have earned for themselves the title of giant elephant killers. We went into the parliamentary elections with the deficit of 63 seats. We made up for our 2016 losses and we are now set to become the majority in parliament.”

“We will not accept anything short of a declaration of the legitimate results which point to an NDC parliamentary majority.”

Story filed by Charles Sarpong Amponsah.

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