Lawyer Gabby Otchere-Darko, a close relative to the president and a staunch member of the governing NPP has advised embittered flagbearer of NDC, John Mahama to concede defeat.
According to the defacto ‘Prime Minister,’ the decision by the former President to refuse to concede defeat to President Akufo-Addo and resort to the inciting of party supporters to demonstrate is a nuisance to Ghana’s peace and democracy.
In a tweet, Gabby Otchere-Darko advised Mahama to either go to court if he has evidence to support the assertion that the jut-ended election was rigged or forever hold his peace.
“Dear John, If you know you don’t have the evidence to go to court please concede now. Stop deceiving your supporters before any gross harm is done. You know it! The real contestation is on parliamentaries. Both NPP and NDC believe they have cause to challenge a few declared seats,” he wrote.
If you know you don’t have the evidence to go to court please concede now. Stop deceiving your supporters before any gross harm is done. You know it! The real contestation is on parliamentaries. Both NPP and NDC believe they have cause to challenge a few declared seats
— Gabby Otchere-Darko (@GabbyDarko) December 18, 2020
But this somewhat harmless advice was not left unattended to by some supporters of the NDC who think Gabby Otchere-Darko has no right to advise Mahama to seek legal redress or concede defeat especially when Sammy Gyamfi has said their decision to go to court or not is based on the sentiments from the public.
Their views were communicated harshly and without reservations to Gabby Otchere-Darko. Read some of these replies below.
@skad74 wrote: The real contestation is both Presidential and Parliamentary results. The pseudo-EC cannot even tell Ghanaians why she declared Nana Addo as President. If you have advice, give that your uncle(President).
@Zillorny wrote: Before today you came out emphatically that your NPP has won majority in Parliament…… I believe 137 is the majority you were talking about? As to whether @JDMahama has evidence or not… You can go to court to compel him to concede….. Agyapa scandal will be investigated.
@CollJam1 wrote: Dear Gabby, It is getting clear that U lost the elections.The majority in parliament you claim you have was a big lie. It’s Obvious NDC got 140 seats &more in deed, but ur tricks. If you believe in Heaven, tell me by this elections whether you will make it. Repent b4 its too late
@AdamBasit wrote: Prime minister of the republic the president Mahama is even more credible than president elect. You cannot even have the wisdom to listen to his grievances. Ignore him and your govt that will suffer consequences
@efo_edem1 wrote: Dear Gaby, NDC hasn’t appointed n will never you it’s advisor. Please stick to your role as the advisor to your uncle. We want to “waste our time n other resources”. That’s our choice. Or u want to use the military to rob us of this one too? Our votes must count. Yours truly.
Senior, the NDC won’t succumb to insinuations/assertions. They will do things at their own pace and convenience.
Thank you ?
— _Nissi_ (@nissi_ab) December 18, 2020
See this criminal o. Stop threatening our democracy.
— Nana Qwamena Ansah III™ (@AnsahQwamena) December 18, 2020
Dear Gabby. The deceivers are U and NPP. Have you listened to the objective and fair minded and the actual statistics based on what your EC presented- 5 times? The question you must answer is why the EC has messed up on simple addition and multiplication? Numbers don’t lie oooh!
— Naa Ayibi (@na_ayibi) December 18, 2020