Nana Akufo-Addo Retains Seat As Preisdent Of Ghana After Supreme Court Verdict

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The Supreme Court of Ghana has declared that the 2020 election petition presented by the lead counsel of ex-president John Dramani Mahama, Mr. Tsatsu Tsikata, as having no merit after a prolonged analysis of evidence and data, indicating His Excellency Nana Akufo-Addo is rightfully positioned as president of Ghana.

The sitting which began in January was crowned with a verdict this morning by the court whereby documents submitted by both the petitioner’s legal team and that of the respondents were summarized and analyzed by the seven chief justices led by Kwasi Anin Yeboah from which he gave the verdict on behalf of the jury.

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John Dramani Mahama, the flag bearer for the strongest opposition party had petitioned the Supreme Court after the December 7, 2020, elections when he alleged that there were non-negligible irregularities in the election results. The three months petition had a lot of documentation battles whereby the petitioner called witnesses which included the general secretary of the National Democratic Congress, Johnson Aseidu Nketia, Dr. Michael Kpessa-Whyte, and Robert Joseph Mettle-Nunoo to back their claims

The Chief Justice in his speech stated there were a lot of errors in the documents and arguments presented by the petitioner and his legal team and acknowledged few loops in the elections held under the supervision of Jean Adukwei Mensa, chairperson of the electoral commission but emphasized the loops doesn’t affect the declaration of the result since the flag bearer won by 50+% making him worthy of the position he attained in the election.

 

Source: Jean Aryee | Hbtvghana.com

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