Mahama deny rigging Ghana presidential election

John Dramani Mahama, President of Ghana

John Mahama was declared the winner of the 2012 presidential election which held in Ghana.

Ghana’s President, John Mahama, has said that he did not rig the 2012 presidential election in the country as alleged by the opposition parties.

A statement from the Ghanaian presidency quoted Mr. Mahama as saying this when he spoke to the BBC on Wednesday during his three-day official visit to France.

He said the challenge against his legitimacy as president currently before the Supreme Court is not a source of distraction to his aim of ensuring good governance.

Nana Akufo-Addo, the presidential candidate of New Patriotic Party, NPP, Ghana’s major opposition party, is challenging Mr. Mahama’s victory in the court.

The NPP is alleging irregularities and massive rigging during the general election that brought in Mahama as president.

The statement further quoted the president as expressing huge trust in the ability of the Supreme Court to deliver sincere judgement in the matter.

“I am not perturbed at all, it is also not impacting negatively on governance, I will not be here for a working visit if I am worried over it,” he said.

“Ghana has come a long way in constitutional governance; we have a fantastic judicial system; I believe that the Supreme Court is able to do its job,” he said.

Ghana’s electoral commission declared Mr. Mahama winner of the election by 50.70 per cent of the votes beating his main challenger, Nana Akufo-Addo who polled 44.7 per cent.



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