Former President John Dramani Mahama has envisaged that he will defeat his closest contender, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, if the elections of 2020 are fair, free and transparently conducted by the Electoral Commission (EC).
“I am sure that and I can say confidently that if the elections are free, transparent and fair in 2020, the NDC will win the election”, he assured.
Speaking at a retreat for Directors of Elections of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in Tamale in the Northern Region, the former president called for a level playing field by the EC by conducting the 2020 polls in a free, fair and transparent manner to give equal opportunities for the contesting political parties to be able to win.
“We do not seek to influence the elections in our favour and by that I mean we do not seek to rig the elections but we do not want anybody to rig the elections, we want a level playing field, we want a free and fair elections, we want utmost transparency with every stakeholder having equal opportunity of being able to win.
“The disagreements between the NDC and EC are not borne out of hate for the commissioners or the electoral management body but the fact is, the party is trying to ensure that the commission discharges its duties professionally in order not to compromise the integrity of the 2020 polls.
“We have had our disagreements with the EC not because we despise any of the commissioners or we have any antagonism with the Electoral Commission, indeed if you look at the history of elections since the fourth republic, the NDC has been the party that has cooperated most with the Electoral Commission than any other party.
“We raise issues and put pressure on the electoral commission because we want it to do what is right and we all have the confidence that the integrity of the elections will not be compromised,” Former President Mahama cautioned. -asempanews.com