Outgoing Member of Parliament for Tamale Central Inusah Fuseini has asked former president John Dramani Mahama to declare himself president and form a parallel government in Ghana.
The lawmaker who did not seek re-election in the just-ended general elections believed that the presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) was cheated in the polls by the elections management body in favour of the governing party.
Speaking on ‘Alhaji & Alhaji’ programme on Pan African Television, he said “The last time I was speaking to him (Mr Mahama), he said we should take it one step at a time. I had said and I had advocated that he declares himself as president and form a parallel government.
“He should declare himself president and set up a parallel government. The impunity if this government is too much that is how we stop it.”
Mr Mahama had indicated that he will not accept the results of the elections because in his view, the results were manipulated in favour of Mr Akufo-Addo by the Chair of the Electoral Commission (EC) Jean Mensa.
Addressing the nation on Thursday December 11, the presidential candidate of the NDC said “The facts and figures on the pink sheets available to us indicate that numerous steps have been taken to manipulate the elections in favour of the incumbent.
“This calls into question the credibility of one of our most important institutional pillars of democracy, the Electoral Commission. It is now obvious to many objective minds that the Commission and its chairperson have been used to manipulate results from the various constituencies and in that process seek to subvert the sovereign will of the Ghana people.”
He added “Since the inception of the Fourth Republic, final election results have always been declared within a 72hour period to allow for thorough and diligence collation.
“Surprisingly, this Electoral Commission chairperson announced quite suspiciously for reasons known to her a hurried 24hour deadline which as we all know could not and would not be met .
“The Chairperson of the EC in less than 24 hours after her declaration has admitted that she made unacceptable errors which go to the heart of the entire electoral process and cast deep doubt on the credibility of the announced outcome.”