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I will reject result of a flawed election – Mahama

The Flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress(NDC) John Mahama has served notice that he’ll not accept the results of flawed elections if the Electoral Commission fails to correct irregularities that have marred the voters exhibition exercise.

The NDC has raised issues with the anomalies in the ongoing voters exhibition exercise where several thousands of names have been reported missing from the electoral roll, while other registrants had identical ID numbers.

Speaking at a press conference in Accra, Mr Mahama chided the Electoral Commission for failing to have a close collaboration with the Inter-Party Advisory Committee(IPAC) on such critical electoral matters.

IPAC is what has made our Electoral Commission one of the best in the whole of Africa. Indeed other electoral commissions have copied our IPAC idea and created advisory councils of political parties where issues are discussed frankly and consensus is reached on how to deal with them. But this present Electoral Commission has a phobia for IPAC, they are even afraid to call for a meeting of IPAC.

And when the EC says we have the mandate that is what is resulting in what we are seeing today because you want to do things yourself. Political parties are critical stakeholders in the electoral promises and all of them must feel confident that they have participated in the processes leading up to the election. That is what makes it easier for a party to accept that it has lost the election.

The former President added: “But when you go in secrecy and do all kinds of things and the processes are flawed you don’t expect me to say I accept results of a flawed election…I won’t.”

Source: Ghana/

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