The MP for Tamale North, Alhassan Suhuyini, has said the recent Center for Democratic Development survey has given further cause to doubt the legitimacy of the 2020 election results.
The survey indicated that 62 percent of Ghanaians do not have confidence in the ability of President Akufo-Addo to curb corruption, and Mr. Suhuyini wondered why this did not reflect in the 2020 elections.
“This is just after an election they won. It just makes me wonder whether really, as some of us challenged, the results were really what they were supposed to be.”
“Who are those who really voted for this party to be in power… who voted them in three months before this research was done,” Mr. Suhuyini questioned further whilst speaking on The Big Issue on Citi TV and Citi FM.
The National Democratic Congress presidential candidate, John Mahama, unsuccessfully petitioned the Supreme Court to annul the results of the elections and order a rerun because of alleged irregularities.
He had argued that neither he nor President Akufo-Addo attained a clear majority because of the omission of one constituency from the provisional declaration of results by Ghana’s Electoral Commission.
Moving forward, the MP said the findings painted a bleak picture of the state of Ghana.
“It is sad that we have to live with it [the Akufo-Addo administration] for about two or three years more. It is disturbing that people do not have confidence,” he said.
Other findings from the report indicated that Ghanaians are split 48 percent-48 percent on the government’s ability to ensure that rule of law is upheld in the next four years.
Fifty-three percent of them are also not confident in its ability to protect the country’s financial resources.
According to the survey, the majority of Ghanaians have identified five priority areas they want the Akufo-Addo second term administration to focus on; namely unemployment infrastructure, roads, education, management of the economy and health.