As Africans, we have a long way to go when it comes to election matters. It has grown to be a norm where opposition usually challenges the elections immediately after the announcement.
The just-concluded elections in Ghana saw President Nana Akufo Ado winning the elections with 51.59% of the casted votes on Monday, 21st December 2020.
The announcement of Nana Akufo as the Presidential election winner was met with heavy opposition by the leaders of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
During the press, the NDC leaders said,
“Overwhelming evidence available makes it impossible for us to accept this spurious and hurried conclusion,”
Why is it difficult for we Africans, who are in the opposition, to accept the results and join the winning team to better our countries?
Back in 2007-2008, it was a horrific experience in Kenya, as we [Kenyans] lost over 1000 residents just because of the Post Election Violence (PEV).
The wrath of PEV has left many Kenyans leaving in agony that they don’t know when and how it will disappear from their dear hearts.
It’s high time to have a collective responsibility and have our people’s interest at heart rather than the selfish being and hunger for power.