2020 polls: Mahama speaks after dragging EC, Akufo-Addo to Supreme Court


Leader of Ghana’s biggest opposition party John Dramani Mahama will be addressing the nation today, Wednesday, December 30, at 8 pm.

This follows an official petition to the country’s apex court by the NDC 2020 flagbearer challenging the results of the just-ended presidential elections.

In a statement issued by the General Secretary of the NDC, Johnson Asiedu-Nketiah and widely published online, the party said the petition was filed after an audit of the 2020 Presidential results and extensive consultations with the National Executive Committee and Council of Elders of the NDC.

“The petition details serious violations of the 1992 Constitution by the Electoral Commission and its Chairperson and Returning Officer for the Presidential Election, Mrs Jean Adukwei Mensa in the conduct of their constitutional and legal responsibilities.

“It seeks among others, a declaration from the Supreme Court to the effect that, the purported declaration of the results of the 2020 Presidential Election on the 9th day of December 2020 is unconstitutional, null and void and of no effect whatsoever”, part of the statement read.

Mr Mahama’s decision to head to the apex court comes amid weeks of protest by NDC supporters against the results that saw incumbent Nana Akufo-Addo declared the winner.

Official results showed that the governing New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) Nana Akufo-Addo polled 6,730, 413 (51.59%) of the total votes cast, while John Mahama garnered 6, 214, 889 (47.36%) of the total votes cast.

But Mr Mahama had earlier described the Electoral Commission’s verdict as flawed and fictitious and a deliberate attempt to overturn the will of the people.

The former President also maintains that the verdict was fabricated to favour the incumbent government.

The party’s stance has since been strongly defended by NDC supporters who have hit the streets to demand that the announcement be overturned.

Source: Daily Mail GH

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