The first vice chairperson of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Chief Sofo Azorka says the NDC will swear its 2020 flagbearer into office as president of the republic of Ghana on January 7, next year.
Speaking exclusively to ghdominancenews.com, at the Tamale Jubilee park today, December 16, where the party ended its demonstration to protest against the Jean Mensah led electoral commission, Chairman Azorka reiterated the point that the NDC won the just ended elections.
According to him, the former president John Mahama who contested against the incumbent President Akufo-Addo is the legitimate winner, but the EC called the elections for the later.
Addressing the NDC supporters, the party’s Northern Regional chairman, Alhaji Ibrahim Mobila stated that they have majority in parliament, asking the supporters to disregard the number EC has put out, emphasising that some seats like Zabzugu are being contested, and will soon be theirs.
President John Mahama has since rejected the results by the national Electoral Commission of presiding over a “fraudulent outcome” in the national elections on December 7, pledging to take “all legitimate steps to reverse this travesty of justice.”
“What we witnessed across the country from 7 December, 2020, exposed a deliberate plan to manipulate and pre-determine the results of the election in favour of the incumbent, Nana Akufo-Addo,” Mahama told a press conference at NDC headquarters in Accra late on 10 December.
The Electoral Commission of Ghana officially declared Nana Akufo-Addo as the winner of the 2020 presidential elections.
Akufo-Addo was reelected for a second term with 6,730,413 votes representing 51. 59% of votes, beating the former president, John Mahama of the NDC who obtained 6,214,889 votes representing 47.36%.
According to the Electoral Commission, there were 17,027,641 registered voters with few election-related mishaps such as missing names, or misplaced polling stations.
Since polling day, 13,434,574 votes were counted in 48 hours, representing 79% of the total registered voters.
The EC in a statement said the NDC has 136 parliamentary seats and NPP having 137, with 1 going to independent parliamentary candidate, with Sene West constituency outstanding.
Listen to Chairman Azorka in the audio below: