Address our 2016 election concerns – Mahama urges EC boss

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Former President John Dramani Mahama has asked the Electoral Commission (EC) to address concerns raised by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) about the 2016 elections in order to ensure a free and fair election in 2020.

Mahama made the request when top officials of the Commission including the Chairperson, Jean Mensa paid a courtesy call on him on Wednesday.

John Mahama, who is seeking to return to power in 2020 urged the EC to engage relevant stakeholders on the various electoral processes and take on board their concerns rather than ignore them, noting that doing this will be important for confidence building in the Commission.

“There are issues arising from the last election that we will want to put on board so that you can look at it and see how we can enhance the process so that all of us will feel that the process has integrity and we are confident that we are all being treated fairly.”

“So that whoever wins and losses will readily accept that this was a free expression of the will of the people,” John Mahama stressed.

The party’s National Chairman, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, who was also at the meeting assured the EC of the NDC’s support saying that the party is ready to collaborate with the Commission to make the upcoming general elections a success.

“This is just to assure you that the NDC as a party will continue to play that pivotal role to ensure that our electoral processes are enhanced, to help you succeed because if the EC succeeds, Ghana has succeeded, and all of us have succeeded,” Mr. Ofosu Ampofo said.

Kofi Atinka

Kofi Atinka