Akufo Addo is not recognised by the NDC as President—Asiedu Nketia

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has said that it would not accept Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as President of Ghana even after his inauguration.

The Party’s General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, announced at a news conference in Accra on Friday, January8,2021, that they do not accept Akufo Addo as President until issues concerning the election results being deemed incorrect are resolved.

“Let me state without any mistake that Akufo-Addo as the President of Ghana will not be recognized by the NDC until all the issues surrounding his faulty elections are satisfactorily resolved,” he asserted.

Similarly, NDC flagbearer John Dramani Mahama declined to recognize the outcome of the polls as announced by the Electoral Commission headed by Jean Mensa.
The party has filed a petition with the Supreme Court in an attempt to overturn both the parliamentary and presidential election results to reflect what in their opinion is the will of the Ghanaian people.

Nevertheless, Dr Dominic Ayine, a member of the legal team of the NDC and former Deputy Minister of Justice in the administration of Mahama, ironically said that the NDC had no facts to show that its candidate had won.
“We never said that we won the presidential election,” he said in a Thursday, December 31, 2020 interview on GHONE TV.

Meanwhile, on January 7, 2021, Akufo Addo was sworn in as President for his second term in office.

Different African leaders were present at the inauguration, all showing their support for the President, who doubles as ECOWAS Chairman.

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