A political science lecturer at the Methodist University Dr. Osei Bonsu-Owusu has admonished former President John Dramani Mahama to seek redress in court if he believes the polls were rigged.
He said that is the only option left for the former president and the opposition party National Democratic Congress.
Former President John Dramani Mahama last week rejected the results announced by the Electoral Commission (EC), describing it as flawed.
”We went into the 2020 Presidential and Parliamentary elections with assurances from the Electoral Commission and the relevant state actors that it would be conducted in an atmosphere free from fear, and that it would be fair, transparent, and credible. Unfortunately, that has not been the case.
What we witnessed across the country from Monday, December 7, 2020, exposed a 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’s institutions,” he said.
”As has been announced by our party, the National Democratic Congress: We are unable to accept the outcome of the election as declared by the Electoral Commission Chairperson, Mrs. Jean Mensah. Those results are flawed and discredited,” he added.
The NDC has held several demonstrations since the results, was declared demanding an annulment.
The recent one was the one held in Ashaiman, a suburb in Tema, over the results.
Reacting to this, the lecturer said ”democracy is not about violence. If you do not accept the results, the only place to go is the court. I am not referring to the court of public opinion but the law court. I advised the NDC led by former President Mahama to go to court if he loves the country for the issue to be resolved.”