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NDC boycotts IPAC meeting on 2020 general elections

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The National Democratic Congress (NDC) refused to attend an Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) scheduled for Wednesday, April 21, 2021.

The meeting was aimed at giving the various political parties the opportunity to review the December 7, 2020, general elections.

“The National Democratic Congress (NDC), declined an invitation by the Electoral Commission of Ghana to attend an IPAC meeting to review the 2020 Parliamentary and Presidential Elections which was scheduled for today, Wednesday 21st April 2021. The party took this decision because of the lack of candour, odious duplicity, and open bias that was displayed by the Jean Mensah-led Electoral Commission in favour of the New Patriotic Party in the conduct of the 2020 general elections,” the NDC said in a statement signed by its General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketiah.

The NDC, in the statement, justified the action, saying it was to protest the supposed bias displayed by the Electoral Commission during the polls.

“It is the considered view of the NDC, that the current leadership of the Electoral Commission who supervised the manipulation of the 2020 general elections and the stolen verdict that resulted from same, lack the integrity, credibility and impartiality to lead any such discussions or review of the very elections they rigged,” it said.

The party added that going forward, it will review its relationship with the Commission.

Read the full statement below:

The National Democratic Congress (NDC), declined an invitation by the Electoral Commission of Ghana to attend an IPAC meeting to review the 2020 Parliamentary and Presidential Elections which was scheduled for today, Wednesday 21st April, 2021.

The party took this decision because of the lack of candour, odious duplicity, and open bias that was displayed by the Jean Mensah-led Electoral Commission in favour of the New Patriotic Party in the conduct of the 2020 general elections.

It is the considered view of the NDC, that the current leadership of the Electoral Commission who supervised the manipulation of the 2020 general elections and the stolen verdict that resulted from same, lack the integrity, credibility and impartiality to lead any such discussions or review of the very elections they rigged.

The NDC has thoroughly examined the dubious role the Jean Mensah-led Electoral Commission played in the rigging of the 2020 general Elections. Moving forward, the party shall review its working relationship with the electoral management body and take appropriate steps to forestall the rigging of any future Elections in the country.

Signed.
Johnson Asiedu Nketiah
General Secretary

The NDC’s posture towards the EC before and after the 2020 elections has been lack of trust in the impartiality of the Commission.

The NDC following the 2020 polls, filed a case at the Supreme Court challenging the validity of the declared results and the declaration of President Nana Akufo-Addo as winner of the presidential elections.

It lost the case after more than 40 days in court with the Supreme Court saying the case had no merit.

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