The leader and 2020 flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Ex-President John Dramani Mahama has finally waded into reactions concerning the outcome of the elections.
He has sent a congratulatory message to Rt. Hon. Alban Sumana Bagbin and has heaped praises on the NDC MPs for the hard earned victory.
However, the former president has registered his resentment over some mishaps that occurred during the election.
In what he described as a disappointment and shame to our much-vaunted peace and democracy, he angrily fumed over the attempt by the MP for Tamale West, Carlos Ahenkorah to snatch a ballot paper during the counting.
Ex-President John Mahama who seems infuriated and disappointed in the development also registered his displeasure over the invasion of armed military personnel into the Chamber during the ceremony.
According to his statement, these development were unexpected and has marred the beauty of the 8th Parliament.
In a post credited to his official Facebook page, he boldly stated that the recent use of military in almost every democratic process is becoming apparent and ought to be condemned. He again called on the leadership of the Parliament to carry out a swift and impartial investigation into the two incidents and institute the appropriate sanctions.
He wrote; “The attempt to snatch ballot papers by the MP-elect for Tema West and the invasion of the Chamber by armed military personnel are images one had never expected to see in our 4th Republican Parliament.”
He added, “The recent use of the military in civil democratic processes has become a major worry and gives the impression that this administration is continually seeking to resurrect the exorcised ghosts of our military past. Parliament must conduct an investigation into the two incidents and exact appropriate sanctions.”
Source; Opera NEWS