Ghana Women Protest Reelection of Akufo-Addo as President
Hundreds of women protest in the streets of Greater Accra region, Ghana asking the Electoral Commission to reverse the declaration of President Akufo-Addo as winner of the December 7 presidential election.
According to the women who dressed in red and are suspected to be supporters of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), they believe the election was rigged to favour the incumbent President Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
The NPP candidate defeated his rival after he poll 51.59 percent of valid votes cast as against John Mahama of the NDC who poll 47.36 percent.
The protesting women insisted that the election was not free, fair and transparent
The main opposition party the NDC and leader, former President John Mahama claimed several times after the Electoral Commission declared the result on Wednesday 9 December, that the commission stole the will of the people.
Ghana EC declared Nana Akufo-Addo as winner of the presidential election.
The Former President John Mahama said he will take legitimate steps to secure justice after claiming “Ghana Electoral Commission rig elections in favour of NPPs Nana Akufo-Addo”.
“We will not accept anything short of a declaration of legitimate results, which point to NDC majority in Parliament,” said John Mahama.
He accused President Akufo-Addo of using the military to intimidate and steal the will of the people.
Mahama called on the “international community to continue to investigate what is happening in Ghana and to take note of the threats to the country’s democracy”.