I Will Never Concede Defeat Until An Independent Audit Is Conducted – Mahama Reiterates

The flagbearer of the NDC for the 2020 elections, John Dramani Mahama has reiterated his position in rejecting the results of the 2020 Presidential elections.

According to him, in the interest of Ghana’s democracy, he will not accept the results of the elections until an independent audit is conducted.

John Dramani Mahama
John Dramani Mahama

“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 [President Akufo-Addo] and the Electoral Commission is a dent to our democratic credentials. ” Mahama told VOA’s Peter Clottey in an interview.

Mr Mahama insisted that the Electoral Commission’s performance in the just-ended elections have been abysmal and nothing less than an independent audit will cause him to concede defeat.

“In my principles as a democrat, I can’t be seen to be sweeping it under the carpet and just letting it go. I think that we must bring closure to this by seeing exactly where the issues are. If an independent audit is done by the EC; they bring somebody crunch the numbers, do an independent audit; if I lost why not, I’ll be the first to concede and walk away.

“But as long as that is not done, and I know that there is a deliberate attempt to subvert the will of the people in favor of the incumbent, it will be wrong for me in terms of our democratic practise to just leave it because we’ll not learn the lessons of this election. I think that we must learn the lessons of this election so that we don’t repeat it in the future one,” Mahama noted.