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Ghana still has a hang Parliament -Mahama insists NDC won 2020 polls


Former President of Ghana and flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the 2020 election John Dramani Mahama insists Ghana has a hang Parliament.

According to him, the NDC still holds 137 seats just like the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and therefore the government of the day cannot claim the majority.

The former President noted that there are some cases in court if when determined will ensure that the NDC takes hold of the majority in Parliament because the NDC believes that those seats were taken from them forcibly by the NPP.

John Dramani Mahama, if of the view that the NDC won the 2020 election but their opponents used “ways and means” to be declared winners of the election.

“We believe we won and we still believe that we won this election but by all standards, whether the outcome was determined for us or not we made a very good showing in this election. To have come from 106 seats to 137 seats was quite a phenomenal climb. In our estimation, there are other several constituencies that we won but you know what happened.

There were some interventions that created an unfavourable and proper collation of results and so those seats were declared for our opponents. Otherwise, by our estimation, we should have won about 145 seats and taken the majority in Parliament. Currently, there is a hang Parliament 137, 137 and there are few cases in court yet to be determined so when they are determined we will know what the status of the various parties are in Parliament,” he said.

Meanwhile, it could be remembered that a Cape Coast High Court quashed the 2020 Parliamentary elections held in Assin North over the citizenship of the current Member of Parliament James Quayson.

He according to the court should not hold himself as a Member of Parliament because he had not renounced his Canadian Citizenship before he filed for the election.

Source: 2021

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