Ghana’s 2020 election ‘free and fair’ – US Vice-president Kamala Harris

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Kamala Harris, the Vice-President of the United States of America, has claimed that Ghana’s 2020 elections, which saw President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo re-elected, were free and fair.

Vice-President Harris made this clear on Thursday, September 23, 2021, when she met with President Akufo-Addo at the White House for bilateral talks aimed at deepening the two countries’ collaboration and friendship.

The US Vice-President, speaking at a news conference before a closed-door meeting between the two leaders and their delegations, stated that Ghana and the US share a commitment to democracy.

“We, these two nations, share a 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.