Flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Mahama, has advised his supporters to demonstrate peacefully against the outcome of the 7 December elections.
Supporters of the largest opposition party have been on rampage ever since Mahama rejected the results of Election 2020. They have been burning car tyres and clashed with the police in separate instances at the various offices of the Electoral Commission across the nation.
Twenty-six NDC supporters are currently on bail following disturbances at the Electoral Commission’s headquarters in Accra last week.
In a Facebook post, the former president also commended the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council for recognising protests as “instrument of democratic expression”.
“I commend the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC) for the recognition of protests as an instrument of democratic expression, elections can be emotive and the EC’s incompetent handling of the Dec 7 poll leaves a sour taste in the mouths of all patriotic citizens.”
According to him, the series of protests by the NDC is aimed at holding the election management body accountable.
“It is important to hold the EC accountable to ensure that it purifies itself and rises again to be the leading electoral body on our continent, Africa. I still urge all who feel outraged by the EC’s conduct to manifest their displeasure in a manner that is peaceful,” Mahama stated.