The National Democratic Congress(NDC) in a press briefing on Friday January 8, said they do not see Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo as the president of Ghana. Nana Addo was inaugurated as the president on January 7, 2021.
This declaration was made by the General Secretary of the NDC, Johnson Asiedu Nketiah at their press briefing on Friday.
“Notwithstanding the swearing-in, the NDC shall not recognise Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo until all the issues surrounding his flawed election are satisfactorily resolved,” Asiedu Nketiah said.
However, he maintained that NDC Members of Parliament would perform their parliamentary duties such as debating bills and vetting Ministers nominated by the President Akufo-Addo administration.
“Yes, we will participate in the vetting, the vetting is not meant to approve, it is also meant to block thieves from becoming Ministers,” he stressed.
“Yes, we would debate bills and if they are wrong, we will shoot them down. We are not going to leave Parliament for Agyapa to come and be passed. When it is brought we will shoot it down.
“So, when we say we don’t recognise Nana Akufo-Addo as President, we know what will hurt the national interest and what will further that same interest”.
The leader of the opposition party John Dramani Mahama has filed a petition to the nation’s Supreme Court challenging the outcome of the December 7 presidential elections.
Mahama, the NDC candidate, got 47.4% of the vote and incumbent President Nana Akufo-Addo 51.6%. Mahama has described the result as “illegal” because the proper voter verification process wasn’t followed and is seeking the annulment of the declaration by the Electoral Commision.