14th July 2024

Richard Nyamah, NPP Deputy Communications Director

The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has advised former President John Dramani Mahama to get over the 2020 general election and stop maligning the Electoral Commission.

The NPP has further called on Mr Mahama to avail himself before the police for investigation over the claims of one million ballot stuffing.

“This way, the police may be able for help him appeal the verdict of the 2020 election petition after fresh evidence is been established, even though he is yet to call to congratulate and concede defeat,” the NPP said.

The call was made by a deputy Director of Communications of the NPP, Richard Nyamah, when he addressed  the media as part of the party’s bi-weekly press conference last Friday in Accra.

He said the so-called rot at the EC needs to be dealt, with granted Mr Mahama’s claims are true.

EC attacks

The call comes on the heels of recent attacks on the Electoral Commission by Mr Mahama during his ‘thank you tour’ after losing the 2020 Presidential polls.

The Supreme Court in 2021 dismissed Mr Mahama’s election petition after the latter had failed to produce evidence to the court to challenge the credibility of the election, after accusing the EC of for altering the election outcome in favour of President Akuffo-Addo.

The NPP has observed that the former President’s recent attack on the Commission has the tendency to discredit and malign the verdict of the court’s ruling.

The NPP urged the police to invite Mr Mahama for questioning to prove the claims that the EC rigged the 2020 elections in favour of the New Patriotic Party.

Police confidence

Mr Nyamah further said the posturing of the current Inspector General of Police, Dr George Akuffo Dampare, gives him hope that this claim would be investigated.

“The current IGP has shown muscle. He has shown some bone, some self-motivation. He brings some confidence to the office. In recent past, some of his actions have given us confidence in the Police,” he said.

The EC has also made a similar call to the Police at a press conference last week.

The Commission is also worried that the claims by the former President will undermine the credibility of elections in the country.

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