Ghanaian President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Tuesday when he formally filed his nomination at the Electoral Commission (EC) Headquarters, Accra to contest the December 7, 2020 Presidential elections as the candidate of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP).
He said: “I am not interested in any crooked results and I do not want to be a President elected by deceit”
The President, 76, was acclaimed the NPP’s flagbearer to seek another four-year mandate after he emerged the only personality to file for the slot when the party opened and closed nominations earlier in the year.
He will battle his main opponent and predecessor, John Mahama of the National Democratic Congress, for a third consecutive time. Mr Mahama has questioned consistently the EC’s processes to conduct a credible election.
But filing his nomination on Tuesday, President Akufo-Addo said when Ghanaians decide to extend his mandate for another term in government, it should not be through a flawed process but upon an open clear statement of the choice and will of the people.
“I look forward to a contest that would be fairly conducted so that if indeed by the grace of God Almighty that I am again the choice of the Ghanaian people, it will be one that would be freely and openly demonstrated,” he stated.