Former Regional Central Secretary Kwamena Duncan has dealt a blow to ex-President John Mahama, who accused the Electoral Commission (EC) of printing 1 million ballots for President Nana Akufo-Addo in the 2020 elections.
The former president, who was the National Democratic Congress (NDC) presidential candidate for 2020, reportedly said the EC had used soldiers to intimidate his party’s electoral staff in the collation centers and also to stuff ballot papers in favor of the president.
“2020 was Ghana’s worst choice. If I had graded her, I would have given her an F. She marks her own work after the exam so that she can give herself any grade … Tell me which election in Ghana was voted on Papers printed, but a million ballots found elsewhere … We did not see this under Dr. Kwadwo Afari-Gyan [Jean Mensa] knew there was ballot filling “, the former president said in an interview quoted on 3news.com.
Kwamena Duncan then finds Mr. Mahama’s allegations ridiculous, wondering why he (Mahama) never referred such claims to the Supreme Court during his nomination process.
He read out a constitutional provision that gave anyone who had a problem with the elections 21 days to challenge the legitimacy of the winner, which President Mahama and his NDC did; but ask “Are you saying that within 21 days of the declaration you did not have that evidence? You didn’t have it? ”
“You are worth your kind; you are worth a political party, a former president who crammed up to a million in favor of your opponent and who you didn’t notice in 21 days. You don’t get attention that you’re putting all of this together can go to the Supreme Court and challenge it“He was alarmed.
For him, ex-President Mahama is to have power at all costs, and therefore uses wild accusations against the EC.
“For their cause, it’s either our power or nothing. For President Mahama’s cause, for the NDC cause, we either have power, whatever it means, even if this country is shattered.”
Kwamena Duncan received these submissions on Peace FMs Flagship program ” Kokrokoo ”.
In the meantime, the electoral commission has called for a police investigation into the allegations of the former president.
“The former president said the EC printed 1 million ballots in favor of the president. This is not true. This is a grave matter that undermines the credibility of our electoral process and should not be ignored. We ask him to provide evidence to support it to submit. ” This cannot be ignored and we call on the Ghana police to investigate.
“The transparency of our process makes this completely impossible … Our ballot papers also have security features so that every trace of new material is clearly visible … to be able to prove to the former president in the interests of our democracy that the ballot boxes are crammed with the EC” , the commission argued further.
: Recommended video