The ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) has directed that the National Democratic Congress (NDC) renders unqualified apoloy to the Ghanaian people, the Judiciary and the Electoral Commission (EC) for lying to them and creating baseless tension in the country; after the declaration of the 2020 election results.
The governing NPP scolded the NDC for wasting the precious time of Ghanaians during the 2020 election petition when the party was clearly sure it lost the polls.
The NPP’s call for apologies follows a leaked viral audio in which the General Secretary of the National Democratic Party (NDC), Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketsiah, is purported to have said President John Mahama and the party challenged the 2020 Presidential election results at the Supreme Court without any shred of evidence.
In the tape, General Mosquito was captured explaining to party faithful that the Director of IT failed to electronically collate the evidence the party needed to protest the outcome of the election.
The Director of Legal Affairs for the NPP, Gary Nimako Marfo has admonished Mr. Asiedu Nketiah and the NDC to apologise.
He stated the NDC knew they had no evidence but accused the court of being bias against them during the election petition.
Post-election case, there have been comments here and there that the judges have been biased against them. When indeed you know from day one that you have no evidence at all.
With this revelation having come out to the public domain, I think Ghanaians deserve an apology from the NDC, especially from former President Mahama to apologise to Ghanaians and the court because if they knew from day one that in fact, they had no evidence at all…yet they managed to go to court with the hope that they get Jean Mensa to mount the witness box and cross-examine her.”
They really misled Ghanaians and their supporters and the way they treated the court. They have to eat the humble pie and apologise.
Meanwhile, the Director of Legal Affairs for the NDC, Mr Abraham Amaliba has rejected the request of the NPP. He said the party will not apologise for the 2020 election petition.
He stressed the party’s decision to protest the 2020 election results was justified, hence the demand for an apology is unnecessary.
It is uncalled for, they are looking for a twin in the NDC, they can’t get that twin and no apology is going to come from anybody in the NDC.
The Court Case
The NDC filed an election petition after the 2020 general election and accused the Electoral Commission of rigging the election results to favour the NPP.
They alleged the NPP won the polls through vote padding, arithmetic and computational errors.
However, the Supreme Court gave the final verdict on March 4, 2021 in favor of President Akufo-Addo and ruled that the NDC had no basis for the petition.
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