The National Women Organizer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Hannah Bissiw, has stated that her party was cheated in the 2020 presidential election ‘with the help of the Electoral Commission’.

According to her, the Chairperson of the EC, Jean Mensa, announced ‘cooked figures’ by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to favour then-presidential candidate Akufo-Addo.

Madam Bissiw, however, failed to provide collated figures by the NDC to substantiate her claim during an interview with journalists in Ho. This was on the sideline of an engagement with a cross-section of NDC women organizers in the Volta Region.

She asserted that the NPP orchestrated a scheme towards winning the 8th general elections, by compiling a new voters’ register and printing extra presidential ballot papers. 

“For the first time in our political electioneering history, we had over 300,000 people who voted for only presidential. How come?”, she quizzed. 

She also brushed aside claims that former president John Mahama lost the 2016 presidential elections and chronicled that his decision to hand over power was in the best interest of the country. 

“John Dramani Mahama conceded defeat in 2016 because he is a man of peace. 2020, he didn’t lose, we didn’t lose the elections. We were robbed,” she stressed. 

Madam Bissiw, therefore, advised stalwarts of the NDC to launch campaign activities towards the return of the opposition party to power in 2024.

She detailed that it is only a John Mamaha-led-government that can restore democratic governance in Ghana, since it has diminished under President Akufo-Addo’s watch.