The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has taken a firm decision to head to the Supreme Court to contest results of the December 7 elections.
The decision was taken on Tuesday, December 29.
“The NEC decided that the NDC will contest the results of the rigged elections in the Supreme Court and other appropriate fora,” a statement issued by General Secretary Johnson Asiedu Nketia after a NEC meeting announced.
“In addition, the party will continue all legitimate actions, including protestations, to press home its demands for the government of President Akufo-Addo to enforce the rule of law and protect life and property in Ghana and, in particular, to take all necessary measures to bring to swift justice those responsible for the murders and injuries and destruction of properties before, during and in the aftermath of the general elections.”
The opposition party has rejected results of the elections since they were declared on Wednesday, December 9 by Chair of the Electoral Commission, Ghana (EC) Jean Mensa.
Protests have been staged nationwide by supporters of the party to express their sentiments.
Some of the protests have led to clashes with the security.
On Tuesday, December 22, the party’s members of Parliament also joined the mass actions with a procession to the headquarters of the EC.
They also clashed with the police as they were deemed not to have had permission to embark on the procession.
According to the party, it won both the parliamentary and the presidential elections.