The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has made known to the public its decision to start the process to challenge the 2020 Presidential and Parliamentary elections result at Ghana’s apex court on Wednesday, December 30, 2020.
The Member of Parliament (MP) for South Dayi constituency and a member of the Legal team of the NDC, Rockson-Nelson Este Kwami Dafeamekpor disclosed this at Joy News Newsfile on Saturday, December 26, 2020.
“We’ll go to court. We’ve made that clear… Certainly, by Wednesday, all these matters would be placed before the court,” he posited.
The date is the last day of the mandated 21-days given under electoral laws for any aggrieved party in the election to file a legal challenge of the process.
Mr Dafeamekpor indicated that the Electoral Commission on several occasions flouted the laws governing the conduct of elections.
This, according to him, is what encourages the NDC to seek legal redress to ensure that the acceptable ways of conducting Ghana’s electoral process are adhered to.
“If the EC will be willing to comply with the law that will end the matter. It is not about declaring the seat in our [NDC] favour, that is not what we’re saying”.
“We’re saying [EC should] comply with the law. If you comply with the law and we emerge victorious that is fine. But you do not comply with the law and announce another candidate as the victor. No.” he stressed.
He indicated that regardless of the fact that the party will be heading to court, it’s nationwide protests will continue unabated because it’s also a legal way of drumming home the need for the right things to be done.