NDC boycotts IPAC meeting to review 2020 elections

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The National Democratic Congress (NDC) refused to attend an Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) meeting on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 for the various political parties to review the December 7, 2020, general elections.

A statement signed by the NDC General Secretary of NDC, John Asiedu Nketiah said “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 statement further said that “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 party added that going forward, it will review its relationship with the EC.

It would be recalled that the NDC flagbearer in the 2020 elections, John Mahama filed a petition at the Supreme Court against the election results, but he lost the case.

But the party still maintains that Jean Mensah was the henchman of the NPP at the EC and she rigged the election for the NPP.

Below is the full statement from the NDC:

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

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