JOY: Mahama’s case lacks merit, he should withdraw it

Jacob Osei Yeboah

Jacob Osei Yeboah, the vice-presidential candidate for independent candidate Seth Asiedu Walker in the 2020 presidential elections, has opined that it would be impossible for the Electoral Commission (EC) to rig an election.

He believes the systems in place in organising elections in Ghana make it impossible for an election to be rigged.

To him, parties need to present competent party agents in an election so they will follow the processes thoroughly.

JOY, as he is affectionately called, has also argued that the electoral officers who refused to sign pink sheets or declaration sheet do not necessarily invalidate the results.

He is also not happy that the NDC had earlier claimed victory after the declaration but failed to capture the same claims in its petition.

“I am disappointed in the NDC. They made claims that they had won the presidential election and that more votes were added to that of the incumbent government. However, in their petition, they just made mention of 6,000 padded votes. They are now calling for a re-run. They held press conferences and claimed victory but in their exhibits, it has not been captured. I am disappointed in them,” JOY said in a radio interview.

Lacks merit

The vice-presidential candidate noted that the NDC’s case lacks merit and may not survive in court.

He said the NDC deceived its followers, gave them false hope, and claimed victory when it was not the case.

According to him, people had hoped that the polls should go into a re-run but the exhibits by the NDC had exposed it lies.

Meanwhile, he has advised the former president to withdraw the case and in the spirit of unity, and use the election of Alban Bagbin as Speaker to console himself and the NDC.

Mr Mahama’s election petition at the Supreme Court, according to him, is an issue of personal interest the former president wants to pursue, and not the national interest.


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