Mahama to comment on Supreme Court judgment at 5pm

Former President John Dramani Mahama will comment on the judgement by the Supreme Court that dismissed his election petition at 5 pm today.

A member of the legal team of the National Democratic Congress, Abraham Amaliba made this known after the Supreme Court delivered its judgment on Thursday.

“We are unable to address you now, however, our flagbearer will address you in his office at 5 pm today”, Mr Amaliba said when journalists approached the legal team and spokespersons for a comment after the court ruling on Thursday.

Judgement

The Supreme Court per a unanimous decision delivered Thursday affirmed Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as a validly elected President of Ghana.

The court said the petitioner, Mr John Dramani Mahama did not demonstrate in any way how the alleged errors made by the Electoral Commission (EC) in the declaration of the presidential election results by the chairperson of the EC, Mrs Jean Adukwei Mensa affected the outcome of the election.

“The petitioner has not produced any evidence to re-butt the presumption created by the publication of the C.I. 135”, for which the court said the petitioner wanted a re-run to be made.

In effect, the Supreme Court said there is no reason to order a re-run, as one of the reliefs by the petitioner and dismiss the petition as having no merit.

The Supreme Court, therefore, dismissed the petition filed by former President John Dramani Mahama which challenged the declaration of President Akufo-Addo as the winner of the 2020 presidential poll by the Electoral Commission.

Graphic Online’s court reporter, Emmanuel Ebo Hawkson who was in the courtroom said the Supreme Court in its seven-member unanimous decision dismissed the petition as without merit.

The court held that the figures as contained in the declaration made by the EC clearly showed that President Akufo-Addo obtained more than 50 percent of the total valid votes cast to be the validly elected President of Ghana.

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