The National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Ketu South Constituency of the Volta Region on Thursday morning [December 17, 2020] became the latest branch of the opposition party to demonstrate against the EC.
It complained over what it called the unfair treatment meted out to voters in the constituency.
Some of them say they were turned away on the voting day because their names were not found in the voters register although they had their voter ID cards.
They alleged that Richard Ahiagba of the Danquah Institute was allowed to vote although his name was not in the register.
According to the MP-elect for the area, Dzifa Abla Gomashie, the demonstration is to register their displeasure with the Electoral Commission’s conduct of the 2020 polls; and also demand that the right thing be done in subsequent elections.
“It is not about being satisfied with the 84,664 that I garnered. That is not the issue, anyone who puts impediments on my way is against me. For the young women that I am doing this, so I am protesting the process and the I care less what you say attitude by Jean Mensa. Whatever we say, everybody says we should go to court.”
“It is almost as if there is something cooked up at the court that they want me to go and eat. I am very cautious and very careful about how people interpret this war. It is not only to say, but also reinstate John Mahama as the legitimate winner or do anything because Dzifa Gomashie said so. There is a problem with the way we were treated in Ketu South, and it is my duty as the MP-elect that is recorded”, she said.
Meanwhile, some national executives of the NDC have vowed to continue to protest until the EC audits the election results.
The party’s National Organizer, Joshua Akamba and who also spoke to the media was concerned about what he said was the flawed nature of the election.
“This election was flawed and there is evidence to show that it was flawed. Look at what happened in Techiman South, Sene West, Sefwi Wiawso and Ablekuma Central where one of our supporters was shot dead. What kind of country is this”?
For his part, the Greater Accra Regional Chairman of the NDC, Joseph Ade Coker maintained that the protest was to resist “oppressors’ rule”.
“We have come here to allow our people to embark on a peaceful demonstration. The police must also allow them that constitutional right to demonstrate. Our national anthem says that we must resist oppressors’ rule.”