John Mahama, Asiedu Nketia Must Apologise For Maligning 2020 Election Result – NPP
The Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia, and the party’s flag bearer for the 2020 Presidential elections, John Mahama are still being urged to apologise for creating the false impression that the 2020 election was rigged when that was not the case.
The latest group to call on the two and the NDC party to apologise is the New Patriotic Party (NPP) UK Branch which is calling on former President Mahama, Asiedu Nketia, and the entire NDC party to apologise to the Supreme Court Judges, and the good people of Ghana, for deceiving the entire nation.
According to members of the branch, they were shocked by a recent leaked audio in which Asiedu Nketiah was heard saying the NDC and former President John Dramani Mahama were on a fishing expedition, and had no proof of election rigging as they alleged in the 2020 election petition.
“As a group, we find this development very worrying considering the content in the leaked audio which in the words of Mr. Johnson Asiedu Nketia, confirmed their party had no collated results, hence without any substantial basis, to proceed to court, and describing the election as rigged in favour of the 2nd respondent.
“With members of the NDC party thrown onto the streets with claims by their leadership of election rigging, which almost brought the country to a standstill but for the timely intervention of the security agencies,” they stated in a statement. The statement, signed by the NPP UK Communications Director, Kwaku Bimpeh, said it is important the party apologises for their action, which had the potential to plunge the country into chaos.
“It is therefore necessary for the above-mentioned names to apologise and exhibit patriotism and care, especially as a group and persons that seek to lead the country and its people. Their conduct could have easily put the entire country in flames. It is on this basis we as a political group in the UK, is calling for the NDC party and its leadership to apologise to the good people of Ghana,” the statement continued.
The group also took a swipe at former President Mahama for his criticism of the Supreme Court after the ruling when he knew that his party did not have the evidence to prove their case in court. “Sadly, the situation was compounded when former president Mahama with all his public life experiences, publicly described the Supreme Court Justices as Unanimous FC.
This was the lowest any state official could go, let alone a former President. There are several efforts to repair the long compounded existing perception about our state institutions and their conducts. “Such irresponsible comments, further threaten the foundations of the state democratic systems, and should never be encouraged by any political group.
On this basis, we find it very important the former President and his NDC party apologise to the Judges first, and then to the good people of Ghana. If former President Mahama truly care about Ghana and mean well, then assuming he was misled, he should apologise to the very people he led and the institution that worked under his leadership,” the NPP UK Branch demanded.
The group says it hopes all well-meaning Ghanaians and other social, religious, political organisations as well as other civil society organisations will join their call to ensure the NDC and its leadership do the needful. “It is about time people are held accountable in all they do,” they stated.