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2020 Elections Results: Former President Mahama Files Petition in the Supreme Court of Ghana

The flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama, has finally filed a petition at the Supreme Court of Ghana to challenge the December 7 elections which he describes as “flawed”.

“My lawyers this afternoon filed before the Supreme Court, a petition challenging the results of the 2020 Presidential Election declared by the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission of Ghana, ” Mr.  Mahama tweeted.

The petition was filed by the Communications director of the National Democratic Congress, Sammy Gyamfi, together with a member of their legal team, Edudzi Tamakloe, on behalf of the former president.

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In a press statement issued by the general secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, it stated that ” The Petition details serious violations of the 1992 Constitution by the EC & seeks among others, a declaration that the purported declaration of the 2020 Presidential Election results is unconstitutional, null and void and of no effect whatsoever.”

In essence, the presidential candidate of the opposition NDC is not asking the SC to annul people’s vote for him to be president. He hasn’t carefully selected polling station results that are not in his favour for annulment as was the case in 2012 Election petition. He is,  in fact, arguing that, based on his collation, no candidate in the presidential race garnered more than the 50% + 1 vote.

It’ll be recalled that the NDC has in the past, after the declaration of results by the Electoral Commission, opposed the verdict and has subsequently resorted to the court of public opinion through public demonstration until the hours of mid-day today, where the 21 Day ultimatum given ends.

Clerical Errors

In the relief (f) as submitted herein as “An order of mandatory injunction directing the 1st respondent to proceed to conduct another a second election with petitioner and 1st respondent as the candidates as required under Articles 63(4) and (5) of the 1992 constitution “.

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The 1st respondent as enlisted in the writ is the Electoral Commission of Ghana, whiles the petitioner, clearly, is the former president Mahama, which per that relief pits the EC against Mahama in a case of run-off.

 

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