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Ghana Election: Mahama Rejects Presidential Poll Results
Elections, Ghana, News, Politics

Ghana Election: Mahama Rejects Presidential Poll Results

John Mahama, Ghana’s opposition candidate in the presidential election, on Thursday, rejected as fraudulent the result of the poll in which President Nana Akufo-Addo won a second term in office. On Wednesday, the country’s electoral umpire said that incumbent Akufo-Addo had garnered 51.59 percent of the vote on Monday, ahead of rival Mahama with 47.36 percent. Mahama has rejected the result. The opposition candidate during a press conference said, “I stand before you tonight unwilling to accept the fictionalised results of a flawed election,”. “We will take all legitimate steps to reverse this tragedy of justice.” The 62-year-old claimed that “numerous steps have been taken to manipulate the results of the election in favour of the incumbent.” The keenly contested electio...
Ghana Presidential Poll: No Attempt Should be Made to Steal Votes – Mahama
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Ghana Presidential Poll: No Attempt Should be Made to Steal Votes – Mahama

The candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the December 7, 2020, presidential election in Ghana, John Mahama, has warned against stealing the mandate of the electorates. Mahama who is a former President of Ghana during a press conference on Tuesday warned said he has neither conceded defeat nor congratulated any of the contenders for the position following the country’s eighth consecutive election since the return to democracy. The election marked the third time incumbent Akufo-Addo vied an election with his predecessor, Mahama. Mahama had defeated Akufo-Addo in 2012 while Akudo-Addo emerged the winner in 2016. Speaking on the election on Tuesday, Mahama said, “I thank the people of Ghana for what has been an exciting election. I want to state firmly and categorica...