The Minority NDC in Parliament on December 14, 2020, stormed the house in black and red attire as they reconvened from recess.
The move according to them is to protest the ‘flawed’ parliamentary and presidential election results declared by the Electoral Commission (EC) last week.
Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa who spoke to the media on the choice of attire for today’s sitting explained that the action is to “mourn the demise of the country’s democracy”.
According to him, there are dark clouds that have covered the integrity of our democracy and discredited 2020 general elections. He lamented that the EC keeps changing the figures of which they do not know which figure she is working with to be gazette and recognized by the house.
“We are gravely upset at the militarization of our election; the use of brute force to overturn the results of constituencies that we won. We insist that we have formed the majority of the eighth parliament and we will not accept anything short of the majority of the NDC side. We believe that we won Techiman South. It belongs to us and it has been wrongly given to the NPP by the EC”,Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa
He however expressed his disagreement with those who are asking the NDC to head to court if they have issues with the results of the elections rather than holding protests and press conferences.
The North Tongu legislature iterated that if the Akufo Addo government wants a smooth inauguration of the eighth parliament on the dawn of January 7, then the majority side should be handed to them since they are the winners.
By Mary Quartey