The Vice-president of the United States of America, Kamala Harris, has stated that Ghana’s 2020 polls that saw the re-election of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, was free and fair.
Vice-president Harris made this known on Thursday, 23 September 2021, when she held bilateral talks with President Akufo-Addo at the White House, with the aim of strengthening the ties of cooperation and friendship that exist between the two countries.
Addressing a press conference prior to the holding of a closed-door meeting between the pair and their delegations, the US Vice-president indicated that Ghana and the United States share a commitment to democracy.
“We, these two nations, share commitment to democracy”, she noted, adding: “Last December, the people of Ghana voted in a free and fair election that demonstrated your nation’s commitment to democratic principles and institutions”.
“We share a view that all people must have a voice in their future, that our democracies are stronger when everyone participates and weaker when anyone is left out”, the US Vice-president said.
Ghana’s main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) and its 2020 flag bearer, former President John Dramani Mahama, rejected the election results and described it as fraudulent.