General News of Tuesday, 14 May 2019
A Member of the Communication team of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Bernard Anim Piesie has debunked reports that former President John Mahama said election 2016 was rigged.
Monday’s edition of the Daily Guide newspaper reported that the former President while speaking at the Oxford University Said Business School Distinguished Speaker Seminar organized in collaboration with the African Studies Centre and the Oxford Africa Business Alliance, said the election which led to his defeat in 2016 was rigged.
Mr. Mahama narrated that the rigging process was facilitated through “the use of IT in results transmission and possibility of hacking.”
However, Anim Piesie after reading what the former President actually said, indicated that it “seems President Mahama has become a thorn in the flesh of the NPP” and that is why they are twisting his words.
According to him, the former President only sought to find out what had happened to the electronic transmission which the Electoral Commission (EC) at the time said was compromised.
“President Mahama has said nothing wrong,” he emphasized.
Listen to Anim Piesie as he reads what President Mahama really said at the conference