Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, general secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), has charged the Electoral Commission with working with the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to rig the 2020 elections in favor of the NPP.
Mr. Nketiah stated during his speech at the party’s 2022 National Executives Congress held at the Accra Sports Stadium in Accra that “the party was robust and put in measures that reduced to the barest minimum, the tensions that often characterize presidential primaries, especially with huge numbers of aspirants and their supporters, yet still recorded a defeat because of a partisan EC.”
“In the 2020 elections, the NDC went through the most bizarre elections, with a very partisan Electoral Commission and a judiciary that disregarded caution, facts, and logic. As a result, the people of Ghana were denied the chance to hold the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission accountable for her leadership as the sole returning officer of the presidential elections.
“Our defeat was deliberately orchestrated by the Electoral Commission and in connivance with the New Patriotic Party (NPP). Our Party went to the Supreme Court to challenge the presidential results, and we lost the case in the judicial court but won in the court of public opinion.”
He continued by saying that the IPAC has made the decision to abstain from EC-hosted IPAC meetings in order to force the EC to act honorably and adopt a neutral stance.
The NDC opted to skip Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) sessions since they were reduced to just rubber-stamping decisions that the Electoral Commission had previously made.
Following that, the party submitted electoral reform proposals to the Electoral Commission, whose adoptions would serve as the foundation for our return to IPAC sessions.
The Electoral Commissioner, unfortunately, regarded the ideas strongly.
Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, the current leader of the NDC, and two other candidates are vying for the position of chairman with Asiedu Nketiah.