National Democratic Congress (NDC), Member of Parliament for Tamale North Constituency, Hon. Alhassan Suhuyini has backed his Presidential Candidate, former President John Dramani Mahama in his demand for the outcome of the investigations into the hacked website of the Electoral Commission during the 2016 elections.
According to him, former President John Dramani Mahama’s request for detailed report on the investigations into the hacking of Electoral Commission’s (EC’s) system used in collating elections results electronically during the 2016 polls is legitimate as it is public knowledge that the EC’s website was hacked during the 2016 elections.
He stressed that the detailed report of the investigation done on that case will put the minds of stakeholders in Ghana’s politics to rest going forward into the 2020 general elections in order to trust the system when results are declared.
In an address at the Saïd Business School in collaboration with the African Studies Centre and the Oxford Africa Business Alliance, former President John Dramani Mahama challenged the EC to make public, details of its investigations into the hacking of its system used in collating election results electronically during the 2016 polls.
According to him, “As I speak, I am not aware that the Electoral Commission has carried out any investigation into what compromised their IT system. And even if they have, we the stakeholders, the political parties, have not been briefed on what caused the corruption of the system. In the interest of transparency, it is important for Ghanaians to understand what happened before we go into another election”.
But buttressing on the issue raised by the former President, Hon. Suhuyini on GHOne TV morning show said the NDC Presidential Candidate for the 2020 general elections has demonstrated his consistency in politics as someone who thinks of the development of the country and not just becoming the next President of the Republic.
“Former President John Dramani Mahama has shown consistency since he joined politics . . . he has shown that what matters to him is not the Presidency unlike the other one [President Akufo-Addo] who made the Presidency do or die affair to the point of holding this country’s development to ransom for 8 months in court for election dispute,” he said.
Explaining the decision why President John Dramani Mahama is addressing the abnormaly of the 2016 elections results now, Hon. Alhassan Suhuyini claimed the former President who had access to everything in power then did not want acrimony to befall the country by demanding for investigations into the 2016 elections results when tensions were high; hence his decision to call for investigations now to prevent future occurrences as another elections stare in the face.