‘I’ll Concede Defeat Only If ….’ – Mahama States Condition To Accept Election Results Declared By The EC

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National Democratic Congress NDC’s flagbearer and ex-president of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama has given the only condition under which he will accept the election results and concede losing the 2020 elections.

Former President John Dramani Mahama has stated his willingness to throw in the towel.

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However that is not going to come without a condition as the NDC candidate points out he will make only such move if an independent audit is done on the Electoral Commissions system and it proves he truly lost the election in his latest interview on Voice of America (VOA) with host Peter Clottey,

“If an independent audit is done on the EC’s results and the outcome proves that I lost the elections, I will accept it and walk away as done in the past. But as long as an independent audit is not done and knowing that there was a deliberate attempt to subvert the will of voters by the government and the EC, it will be wrong on my part to let it go.

In my principles as a democrat, I cannot accept the results of a discredited elections. I can’t be seen to be sweeping it under the carpet and let it go.

He stated.

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John Mahama reiterated the election supervising body, EC has failed Ghanaians with its irregularities on the polls they conducted.

“This is the most incompetent elections we’ve had. I mean, everything about this elections does not reach the standards that Ghana’s Electoral Commission has attained for itself,”

Mahama said.

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He said if an independent audit is done on the EC’s results and the outcome proves that he had lost the elections, he will accept it and walk away as he had done in the past.

 “I think that the incompetence that the EC has shown, will be useful for us to do a forensic audit of the EC’s own systems and the numbers to come to what the final number for the EC is because as at now, I don’t know what number they are going to gazette.”

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Nonetheless, John Mahama explained he is not ready to concede defeat in the just-ended December 7 elections because of the over six million Ghanaian voters who voted for him on election day.

“In the interest of the more than six million people who voted for me, I must uphold our democracy and hold our Electoral Commission to higher standards and hold this government to higher standards in terms of democracy the way they’ve conducted this election; the government and the Electoral Commission is a dent to our democratic credentials”