Director of Communications of the New Patriotic Party (NPP),Yaw Buaben Asamoah, has said the former Presidential Candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the former President, John Dramani Mahama, is deceiving himself and his supporters regarding the outcome of the 2020 general elections which he lost.
Mr. Buaben Asamoah noted that the 2020 general elections were largely peaceful therefore, attempts by John Mahama to discredit the process and the outcome of the elections will not work.
“Only losing candidate Mahama and his cabal in the NDC continue to deceive themselves about the outcome of the 2020 elections. The heart-warming record of achievement that the conduct of the elections chalked deserves better from the one who seeks to lead the country coming next elections”.Buaben Asamoah
Mr. Buaben Asamoah stated that John Mahama’s posture on the election does not edify the sacrifice of Ghanaian voters who queued in defiance of COVID-19 to register and vote. In the same breadth, he said the statements by the former President reminds Ghanaian families of the pain of losing loving ones during post votes collation by mischievously referring to the regrettable deaths.
Touching on the election violence purported by John Mahama, Mr. Buaben Asamoah said the former President has poor records when it comes to political violence.
“In any event, former President and candidate Mahama has a very poor record in terms of political violence”.Buaben Asamoah
Mr. Bauben Asamoah posited that true leadership does not focus on the unfortunate and painful situation for political gains to the detriment of national peace of mind. He added that, John Mahama is the one who brushed aside the infractions of the Talensi by-election when guns were flowing about including the vehicle of his party’s National Chairman.
“President Akufo-Addo is on record as saying that not a drop of Ghanaian blood is worth exchanging for electoral victory and the steps he took against vigilantes literally ensured them the most peaceful voting process ever. In the 2020 elections we didn’t hear anything about vigilante groups, the BBC described the elections as boring, as the Electoral Commissioner has said”.Buaben Asamoah
John Mahama on 2020 elections
Mr. Buaben’s comments is as a result of John Mahama accusing the Chair of the Electoral Commission (EC), Jean Mensa of rigging the polls in favour of the NPP.
Addressing the Divisional Chief of Prestea Himan, Nana Nteboah Prah, recently, as part of his Thank You tour of the Western Region, John Mahama averred that more than one million extra ballot papers were printed, which the EC claimed happened by mistake but on the day of the elections, some of the more than one million extra ballot papers had already been secretly thumb-printed in favour of the NPP. This, he indicated, dented the credibility of the polls and caused an embarrassment.
“I heard her [Jean Mensa] say it’s the best election Ghana has ever had and yet you run away from scrutiny at the Supreme Court. So, how do you boast that it’s the best election ever?”John Mahama