Mahama who believes he has read meaning into the opposition’s agitations, says the NPP’s attacks on EC is as a result of their fear of failure
President John Mahama, Flagbearer of the incumbent National Democratic Congress (NDC), has attempted to explain the underlying factor behind the opposition’s constant attacks on the country’s Electoral Commission. According to him, the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) has foreseen its defeat, hence its reason to question and counter the procedures of the EC.
The NPP in recent times have countered every single activity of the Electoral Commission ahead of this year’s elections. It can be recalled that the NPP tremendously opposed the EC’s handling of the re-registration of deleted NHIS voters as ordered by the Supreme Court. The party is also known to have led calls against the proposed e-transmission of election polling station results, aimed at avoiding errors in the electoral process.
But Mahama who believes he has read meaning into the opposition’s agitations, says the NPP’s attacks on EC is as a result of their fear of failure. Speaking on his campaign tour of the Western region, the President used a football analogy to describe the situation.
According to him, “When two teams are about to play a match, you will notice that the winning team is always calm but the other team that perceives defeat will always complain.” He went further to say that, such team goes to the extent of attacking the referee, and complaining unnecessarily.
Having said that, the President told the people that the incumbent NDC are not scared of losing, which explains their reason for keeping calm amid all the attacks. He explained that the party believes anything can be achieved through a peaceful process. Mahama also said that unlike the NPP, the ruling party is committed to ensuring a peaceful election.