The National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) presidential candidate in the just-ended polls, John Dramani Mahama has commended the party’s parliamentary candidates for increasing their representation in Parliament.
According to him, they have made up for the seats they lost in the 2016 elections.
He noted that this will make the NDC a great force in the next election.
Speaking at a press conference yesterday, Thursday, December 10, 2020, John Mahama tagged the NDC’s elected parliamentarians as ‘giant elephant killers’, in appreciation of them overpowering the parliamentarians in the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
He added that although the NDC was practically under-represented in 2016, this new development makes him optimistic that the party would regain a stronger position as the majority in Parliament come 2021.
“I am extremely proud of our parliamentary candidates who have earned for themselves, ‘Giant Elephant Killers’. We went into the parliamentary elections with a deficit of 63 seats. We’ve made up for our 2016 losses, and we are now set to become the majority in Parliament. This historic feat after only one term demonstrates the strength of our great party and the strength of the mandate given to us by the good people of Ghana to lead.”
Results from the parliamentary elections show that the NDC has won a total of 136 seats, leaving the NPP with 137.
There is one independent parliamentarian and one outstanding result from Sene East of the Bono Region, according to the Electoral Commission.
The Presidential Election was declared in favour of the President, Nana Akufo-Addo but the NDC has stated that the results and the entire electoral process were rigged, so they won’t accept it.