In advance of the 2020 national elections, former president John Dramani Mahama has once more charged that the Electoral Commission of Ghana (EC) is biased in favor of the NPP, which is currently in power.
On Friday, January 27, 2023, the former president said that his party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC), will be going into the 2024 elections well prepared with the knowledge of the EC’s biases. He was speaking at the Chatham House in London on the theme “Africa’s Strategic Priorities and Global Role.”
He continued by saying that, like the illustrious boxer Nelson Azumah, the NDC would have its own referee for the elections in 2024.
“You consistently assume that the Electoral Commission will act impartially. Unfortunately, despite our worst worries that it (the EC) would be more biased against us, we were unaware of the full level of its anti-us prejudice.
“And so, this time, we are going to be like Azumah. Azumah says he goes into the boxing ring with his own referee. And they asked him who his referee is and he said his fist. He will knock you out and when you can’t stand, no referee can come and declare the fight for you.
“So, we are going like Azumah with our own referee and we will give a technical knockout,” he said.
The former president reaffirmed that the NDC is taking all necessary steps to prevent a rigged election in 2024.