Other opposition parties to meet John Mahama to accept defeat & stop election 2020 protests
Some minority political parties who contested the 2020 presidential elections are set to meet with flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) John Mahama over his decision to reject the results of the polls.
The NDC is alleging electoral fraud which they claim influenced the outcome of the 2020 presidential polls.
There have been widespread protests by NDC supporters in different parts of the country as a result, with a recent one near the Electoral Commission Headquarters seeing some 26 persons arrested.
The minority parties, including the Peoples’ National Convention (PNC), Convention Peoples’ Party (CPP), Liberal Party of Ghana (LPG), and All Peoples Congress (APC).
Presidential candidate of the Liberal Party of Ghana, Kofi Akpaloo told Citi News that the meeting is to urge John Mahama to concede defeat in the elections and to further push for the NDC flagbearer to concede defeat and maintain peace in the country.
“We know it is very difficult and very painful accepting defeat in an election like this but that is how the voting has been. The people have decided that they want Akufo-Addo to continue whatever he is doing. We believe that as he waited for the last four years, he should also have patience and wait on Ghanaians, and in 2024 when he comes again, maybe they might consider him because looking at his performance in the last election, compared to 2016, he has done very well because he has been able to close the gap between himself and Akufo-Addo about 50% and also his party has managed to increase their representatives in parliament by 31 additional seats so they should be proud of their performance,” Kofi Akpaloo said.