The vice presidential candidate for the Independent Presidential Candidate for the 2020 general election , Mr Jacob Osei Yeboah popularly known as “Joy” in a press statement has congratulated the President-Elect Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo for winning the presidential election in his second term.
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14TH December, 2020
HE Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo,
The President Elect,
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE PRESIDENT ELECT, 2020 ELECTIONS.
I wish to congratulate you HE. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as the President Elect for the 2020 elections held on the 7th December, 2020. It is my patriotic duty to demonstrate faith in the Electoral Commission, headed by Mrs. Jean Mensah in order to strengthen our democratic independent institutions.
My team came to this conclusion; having painstakingly scrutinized about 99.64% of the constituencies’ collated figures of each Presidential Candidate available. We took into consideration the materiality in the changes of original collated figures together with EC’s declarations on the 9th and 10th December.
As Political Actors we are not oblivious of the fact that the Electoral Commission will always be challenged when it comes to counting, compilation and collations of votes mainly due to provisional staff employed to undertake this exercise as well as true human errors.
Going forward we need to develop enforceable laws and meticulous training for these provisional staff and to inculcate the support of faith-based polling agents.
Let me also thank the democratic non-acceptance response from Candidate and former President, HE John Mahama which is equally acceptable. We hope every available democratic means shall be utilized by him and his team peacefully in order to strengthen democratic processes and institutions especially the Courts for final settlement of any redress.
The Electoral Commission has done an excellent work and most importantly, has ensured that Ghanaians are fully in charge of our electoral processes and the management of Biometric Voter System; a feat that was thought impossible to achieve within this Covid-19 pandemic.
Congratulations once again HE. Nana Addo and we hope your second term would provide political dexterity for forward development of our country due to a hung Parliament.
Jacob Osei Yeboah (JOY2012 for 2024)
2012 & 2016 Independent Presidential Candidate
2020 Independent Vice Presidential Candidate
Cc: Eminent Advisory Committee, EC
National Peace Council