The United States Ambassador to Ghana Stephanie Sullivan has called on the leader of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) to use the legal channels for any post-elections to preserve the nation’s peace.
After losing the 2020 Presidential and Parliamentary elections, supporters of the NDC have unleashed violence and mayhem in parts of the country to protest against alleged rigging in favour of the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
Elections Observers from Ecowas, AU, EU, CODEO have all described the elections as a peaceful and transparent one and have praised the of the NDC to urge him to abide by the law and protect Ghana’s peace.
The American Ambassador who also led a team of observers announced in a tweet that she had met the NDC’s John Mahama and his running mate to urge him them to abide by the electoral laws of the country and protect the peace of Ghana.
Following the orders of their party leaders, supporters clad in red attire and NDC colours stormed the headquarters of the Electoral Commission on Thursday morning with placards to register their protest against the results of the elections.
The police then intervened when the supporters began littering the streets, burning car tyres, a situation which led to somewhat a public distraction.
This has led to condemnation from various local and international Organizations and the latest to add their voice to this is the American Ambassador.
The Electoral Commissioner Jean Mensa declared the NPP’s Akufo-Addo winner of the elections with 51.59% of the total votes with NDC’s John Mahama getting 47.36%.