The Flag Bearer for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama says he is heading to the Supreme Court (SC) because he is dissatisfied with the results in the 2020 General Elections.
According to the NDC’s Leader, the decision to go court stemmed from a number of reasons which include irregular and inconsistent results that were churned by the Electoral Commission of Ghana (EC).
“Based on the irregular and inconsistent results that were reported, I have reason to doubt that this election was free, or fair, or transparent. And without those fundamental pillars in place, how can any of us be sure that the results announced truly represent the will of the people?,” he quizzed.
The NDC has said on a number of both international and local platforms that the just ended election is flawed and has sent notice of their decision to contest the result at the Supreme Court of the land.
This, the party has acted on its words today, by filing for a hearing to commence at the Apex Court of the land.
Addressing the nation from his office yesterday, Mr. Mahama pointed out that he will not do anything to jeopardise the peace of the nation.
“My Brothers and Sisters, I stand here today to remind you that Ghana is a peaceful nation precisely because Ghanaians have always stood on principle. We have always fought for our democracy.
Our forefathers and foremothers have always understood that without this basic foundation, whatever peace exists in our country will not be lasting; whatever liberation we have as the architects of our collective future will soon be lost,” he opined.
He said Ghanaians from old have a principle that have brought the nation to this far adding that his resolve to contest the result was also base these principles and democratically inherent.
“All who fought for independence stood on principle to demand the sovereignty of this land that belongs to us, the people of Ghana. Indeed, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah once said, “Those who would judge us merely by the heights we have achieved would do well to remember the depths from which we started.”
Whenever we decide to take the easiest road, the first step is always to surrender. And, often, the thing that we lose is the very thing that we value the most. The freedom that we enjoy today was not given on a silver platter. It came at a price.
It came because our forefathers and mothers stood on principle. Our history books are filled with the names of individuals who refused to take the road that was the easiest, or safest, or most convenient,” he added.
By: Isaac Dzidzoamenu/capitalnewsonline.com
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