After the declaration of the Presidential and Parliamentary results by there Electoral Commission, there has been great tension, especially from the main opposition party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
The flag bearer of the NDC has refused to concede to the defeat. From their camp and their own collation, John Dramani Mahama is suppose to be the President Elect.
One of the very things that raised concerns is the continues updating of the election results. John Mahama is calling for the collation of ballot papers and the declaration of the election results to be outsourced, since he’s poised not to trust the Electoral Commission of Ghana.
Earlier on, John Dramani Mahama together with Professor Jane Naana Opoku Agyeman, NDC National Chairman Samuel Ofosu Ampofo and few others had a meeting with Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC. The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC is the 6th Commonwealth Secretary-General.
She was born in Dominica and was their candidate for the post at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Malta in 2015.
She is the 2nd Secretary-General from the Caribbean and the 1st woman to hold the post.
The basis of their meeting with her was on their position on the results declared by the Electoral Commission. She was also briefed on the recent happenings in the country.
As to the details of what they discussed and the conclusion drawn isn’t known yet.
This update was from the Facebook wall of John Dramani Mahama. He wrote, “Meeting with the Secretary General of The Commonwealth, Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC, and her team.
Together with Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang, NDC National Chairman Samuel Ofosu Ampofo and others, we briefed the Secretary General on the basis of our position on the results declared by the Electoral Commission.”