The 2020 Presidential candidate for the National Democratic Congress, John Dramani Mahama has reacted the Tuesday Stand off between minority Members of Parliament and some Ghana Police Officers.
On Tuesday 22nd December, 2020 the Minority members of Parliament embarked on a March to the Headquarters of the Electoral Commission to submit a Petition to the Commission.
However, there was a stand off between the minority MPs and some Officers of the Ghana Police Service who prevented the MPs from entering the Commission’s premises with the reason that the MPs did not notify them of their march as required by law.
Reacting to the Tuesday’s incident in a statement, former President John Dramani Mahama indicated that the event was a sad day for the country’s democracy.
In a statement, John Dramani Mahama wrote;
Tuesday was a sad day for Ghana’s democracy when the Minority Members of Ghana’s Parliament were prevented from presenting a petition to the Electoral Commission in respect of the recent Parliamentary election in Techiman South.
But let me congratulate the Minority Leader and the Caucus for stepping out boldly in defence of the democratic rights of Ghanaians.
The conduct of the Electoral Commission (EC), with the tacit support of the incumbent President, Nana Akufo-Addo, using security personnel acting capriciously even towards Members of Parliament is not something anyone could have envisaged in our beloved country in the course of our 4th Republic.
Clearly the EC and its Chairperson are in connivance with Nana Akufo-Addo to fraudulently keep the Techiman South seat on the NPP side. This is a clear subversion of the will of the people.
I salute all who have had courage to call out the EC and the Nana Akufo-Addo administration in this brazen act of trampling on the democratic will of the people.
I want to restate our challenge to the EC, to come out and show Ghanaians their Results Summary sheet and pink sheets for the Techiman South Constituency.