Mahama loses petition challenging 2020 election results

The 2020 Presidential candidate for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama has lost the election petition.

The Supreme Court in a unanimous judgment March 4, dismissed the 2020 presidential election petition.

According to the Chief Justice, Anim Yeboah the petition brought before the court by the former president and the NDC lacks merit.

The ruling of the Supreme Court is an affirmation that the New Patriotic Party Candidate Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was legitimately elected President of Ghana in the December 2020 polls.

Former President Mahama went to the Supreme Court to challenge the results of the presidential elections declared by the Electoral Commission on December 9, 2020.

According the NDC, alleged errors made by the EC affected the results, therefore, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo cannot be a valid winner of the 2020 presidential election.

But delivering the ruling Thursday March 4, Chief Justice, Kwasi Anin-Yeboah said, “We conclude this judgement by emphasizing that the petitioner did not demonstrate in any way how the alleged errors and the unilateral corrections by the 1st respondent affected the validity of the declaration made by the Chairperson of the 1st respondent made on the 9th December 2020 as already stated in this judgement.”

The court added that “The petitioner has not produced any evidence to rebut the presumption created by the publication of CI 135 for which his actions. We, therefore, have no reason to order a re-run as sort by the petitioner. So we accordingly dismiss the petition,”

 

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