Supporters of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Bono East Region led by the party’s National Women’s organizer, Hanna Bisiw have taken their turn to demonstrate against the Jean Mensah led Electoral Commission over over the outcome of the 2020 general election in the regional capital, Techiman.
This is part of the series of demonstrations by the party to draw the attention of the Electoral Commission to what they have termed as a flawed election.
Speaking to Citi News, one of the protestors said they are demonstrating for a fair democracy.
“They don’t want us to talk. So what we are saying is that, we want Nana Akufo-Addo to step down. Because he knows definitely that, that chair does not belong to him. That chair belongs to NDC. And we are here to take our chair. We are here to collect it”, she said.
“Nana Akufo-Addo and his party think that Ghana belongs to the NPP alone but we want them to know that this country belongs to all of us and we are fighting for our democracy because if we let it go now, they will do worse the next time. We want all the institutions in Ghana to come out and tell the truth so that justice will prevail”, another woman angrily stated.
The NDC rejected the outcome of the general election describing it as “institutional conspiracy” between EC and some media house and NPP government to steal the people’s mandate.
The party said the election was flawed and does not recognize incumbent President, Nana Akufo-Addo as the rightfully elected President of Ghana.
The party’s general Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia has said going to court is an option, but, the NDC will demand justice on the streets by continuous protest.