The outgoing Member of Parliament for Keta Constituency says the countryâ€™s democracy is on the verge of being pushed into a coffin.
Speaking to Joynews, Monday, Mr Richard Quashigah was insistent that the Electoral Commissionâ€™s verdict after 2020 general elections did not represent the will of the people.
â€œDemocracy canâ€™t survive on the whims and caprices of unfairness. It is clear that even in the court of public opinion, this election was won by the NDC; both the Presidential and Parliamentary.
Mr Quashigah, dressed in a red and black outfit in Parliament, alluded to some conspiracy against Ghanaâ€™s democracy designed to steal the verdict of the elections and rob the Ghanaian people of their democratic right.
â€œIt is obvious that some people are trying very hard to push the democracy that all Ghanaians are enjoying into a coffin and nail it. The Electoral Commission was subjected to the manipulation of the Presidency,â€ he said.
According to him, â€œthose who are struggling hard to perpetuate such agenda benefited from the free, transparent atmosphere of democracy which enabled them to be in the coxswain.â€
Mr Quashigah also believes that it is unlawful for the EC to make several amendments to election results after a verdict has been announced. He further described the ECâ€™s amendment of some of the results as â€œabysmal behaviourâ€ that â€œundermines the whole [electoral] processâ€.
Mr Quashigah, however, appealed to President Akufo-Addo to do what is right and ensure that the will of Ghanaians is upheld.
â€œWe are very much determined to make sure our democracy lives. We are calling on President Akufo-Addo to reflect critically on what the Ghanaian people expect and allow the right thing to be done,â€ he stated.