Inter Party Resistance Against New Voter Register (IPRAN) has called on the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo through the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to bring perpetrators of post electoral violence and vigilantes in military uniforms to book.
The group condemn in no uncertain terms the indiscriminate shooting of innocent citizens in Techiman South, Odododidoo, Savelugu and Ablekuma Central which has cause the lives of eight (8) innocent citizens, the last of which is Mr Ibrahim Abass was an NDC polling agent at the CDR polling station in the Ablekuma Central Constituency.
The Inter Pary Resistance Against New Voter Register made the call at a press conference in Accra yesterday to add it voice demanding for an independent auditing of the 2020 Presidential election results.
Abass Ibrahim gave up the ghost in the early hours of yesterday and was buried on the same day.
According to the spokesperson of the group, the sporadic shooting and killings was a grand calculated scheme employed by the Akuffo Addo government to scare away supporters to give way for the ruling government to perpetrate their rigging plans in order to overturn the verdict of the people in favor the ruling NPP through the Electoral Commission.
Hence their call on the President “through his IGP to bring those vigilantes in military uniforms to book”.
The group expressed their condolences to the families of the bereaved as they wish the injured a speedy recovery.
“let us serve a note of caution to the government and its agents that no gun will be used to install a President in this country, we are not going back to the dark days, where the mighty and strong have their way. Ghanaians have spoken through their thumbs and the decision is clear, the sitting President together with the electoral commission cannot overturn the verdict of the people” he noted.
“They should know that power belongs to the people and if the people rise no military power or force can overpower them”
He added that the deliberate attempt by the EC to overturn parliamentary seats won by the NDC for the NPP to deny the NDC the majority in parliament is most unfortunate.
He said, electoral commission which is supposed to be neutral in this electoral process has allowed itself to be used by the Nana Addo-led government to perpetuate this treasonable crime on the people of Ghana and send a strong signal to the electoral commission and the NPP government that the will of the people cannot be overturned by any state institution, not the EC, not the ruling government or the judiciary.
He stated that in Sefwi Wiaso, Techiman South, Tarkwa Nsuaem, Esikado Ketan, Sene West and many other places, the will of the people must be respected.
Electoral crises all over the continent he said, stems from the fact that major parties in the election felt cheated adding that in the interest of the state, the peace and stability of the country, there is the need for an independent audit of the electoral results and re-collation to put the matter to rest.
According to Mr. Arthur, If the NPP are confident they won the election, then it’s in their own interest that they subject themselves to this process so that the people of Ghana will be clear in their minds as to who actually and truly won the elections to bring an end to the protests and demonstrations we are seeing all over the country.
According to him, the most embarrassing moment of the entire 2020 electoral process was the cooked up arithmetic errors in the presidential results as declared by Madam Jean Mensah.
“On 9th December, the EC chair amidst protest from the NDC still went ahead to declare the presidential results. In the said declaration, Nana Addo of the NPP polled 6,730,413 votes representing 51.295 percent of total valid votes cast according to Madam Jean Mensah, using the total valid vote of 13, 434,574. Let’s even assume her figures are correct. If you calculate 6,730, 413 over 13, 434,574 x 100 it gives you 50.098 percent” he stated.