EC boss Jean Mensa says they wish the flagbearer of the NDC, John Mahama would have personally filed his nomination today October 7.
According to her, this will allow the commission and the former president the opportunity to address concerns raised by John Mahama about the electoral processes.
John Mahama has stated that he will not accept a result of flawed elections.
He noted that the registration exercise of the EC was full of anomalies.
The General Secretary of the NDC Johnson Asiedu Nketia filed the nomination on behalf of the former President.
But the EC boss explained that they would have been delighted if the former President did so himself.
“As a commission, we would have wished that the flagbearer of the NDC former President John Dramani Mahama or his Vice Presidential Candidate Prof Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang would have been here personally to present their nomination forms as it would have allowed as an opportunity to engage particularly with the former President on some his concerns which we have noted in the media…”
However, the flagbearer of NDC John Dramani Mahama has launched his 2020 presidential campaign today October 7 in Sefwi Wiawso.
According to him, the 2020 elections are a battle for Ghana’s future since the Akufo-Addo-led administration was offering Ghanaians a “fake reality”.
“Today marks the beginning of victory for the people of Ghana who are all desirous for a change in the political leadership because of the worsening living conditions which they find themselves in…We have the moral duty to help stop this fake reality. We have the moral duty to restore the truth because it is only the truth that can generate real prosperity for every Ghanaian,” Mr Mahama said at the launch of his campaign in Sefwi Wiawso in the Western North Region on Tuesday.
“This is our battle for Ghana’s future. Let’s embrace it like our very lives depend on it because Ghana deserves to be in a better place where everyone has the chance to thrive and prosper. We will rescue our country. feel it, believe it and let’s deliver it,” he said.
Mr Mahama said his decision to re-run for the highest office of the land was born out of a sense of urgency “which gradually took over my heart after I began to contemplate more and more thoroughly of our vulnerabilities as a nation.”
According to him, the main vulnerability faced in Ghana was a weak social and economic infrastructure, which had been deepened by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“As a nation we are weakened by multiple vulnerabilities. Some are temporary and easy to deal with, but others are more systemic. And today, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, these vulnerabilities have deepened. We acquired a million income status a decade ago and since then we have fought hard to consolidate and improve our gains. We have come a long way in the last 10 years but we are today facing a clear risk of being stuck at this low level of development. This is our major vulnerability as a nation,” he said.
He also attributed the deepening vulnerabilities to a lack of investment in creativity and innovation on the part of the NPP government, saying, “This government has made no real effort to begin to create prosperity for our people.”