The National Communications Officer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Sammy Gyamfi has stated that the party will not bow to public pressure to go to court to seek a redress following disagreements over the EC’s declaration of the December 7 general elections results.
According to him the NDC has the rights to go to court, but then, the party also has a right to speak up as well as protest against the stolen verdict.
Sammy Gyamfi said it was improper for some Ghanaians to hurriedly ask the party to proceed to court.
Supporters and executives of the NDC have been on the streets across the country protesting against the 2020 general elections results which was declared for President Nana Akuffo Addo by the EC led by Jean Mensah on December 9 2020.
Several personalities including members of the ruling party have all urged the NDC to proceed to court to seek legal redress on their grievances instead of the demonstrations.
However speaking at a press briefing by the party in Accra, the NDC’s Communications Officer, Sammy Gyamfi said the party will not rush to the court or dance to the demands of their opponent.
He said going to court is an option the NDC will consider after auditing the results.
“People have been saying NDC should go to court, yes, we have the right to go to court but we also have the right to speak up because we have the freedom of expression, and we also have the right to demonstrate and to protest against this grave injustice, this stolen verdict. Going to court is an option and our right and we shall consider that after auditing our results. But that would not stop us from speaking and that would not stop us from protesting within the confines of the law because we are entitled to it under the laws of this country,” he stated.
The NDC communication officer also emphasized that the NDC form majority in parliament, and that the party will not relent on its efforts rather they will ensure they retrieve all what they term as stolen seats from their opponent.
Story By: Alhassan Yakubu