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NDC will not support EC’s proposal to change election date -Mahama

John Dramani Mahama, the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has declared that the party will not back the plan to move the 2024 election date from December to November.

“We [NDC] do not believe that this is being proposed in good faith,” he maintained.

The words were given by the NDC flagbearer on Saturday, February 10, during the commencement of the Minority caucus meeting in Ho.

According to Mr. Mahama, the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) had started plotting to taint the legitimacy of the elections because it was certain it would lose. One such plot point was the Electoral Commission’s sudden interest in moving the election date from December 7 to November 7, even though it had not yet shown that it was prepared to hold general elections.

Mr. Mahama stated that the District Assembly elections in December of last year served as a stark example of the commission’s lack of readiness, with minor errors and startling logistical breakdowns revealing that the body was ill-equipped to handle election management.

“All indications point to a resounding victory for the NDC in the 2024 elections and an unmistakable rejection of the Akufo-Addo/Bawumia/NPP government by the people of Ghana upon whom they have heaped very poor governance,” Mr Mahama added.

Furthermore, he continued, the NPP is searching for dishonest ways to rig the elections in their favor since corruption, poor management, nepotism, conceit, incapacity, and the gleeful squandering of public funds by this regime are all expected to end at the polls later this year.