The 2020 Presidential Candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama, has in a petition to the Supreme Court prayed it to annul the results of the presidential elections as announced by the Chair of the Electoral Commission, Jean Mensa.
He is challenging the verdict of the elections in the apex court because in his view, the results were allegedly manipulated in favour of the incumbent president, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
After filing the petition on Wednesday, December 30, the NDC said in a statement that “the party wishes to inform the general public that at about 12PM this afternoon, the leader and Presidential Candidate of the party, H.E John Dramani Mahama, caused his lawyers to file a Petition in the Supreme Court of Ghana to challenge the 2020 Presidential Election Results Declaration by the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission of Ghana.
“The Petition was filed pursuant to the party‘s audit of the 2020 Presidential results and extensive consultations with the National Executive Committee and Council of Elders of the party.
“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.”
By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana