Dismiss Mahama’s incompetent, vexatious petition – Akufo-Addo to SC

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has described the election petition filed at the Supreme Court against the results of last year’s election, by the Presidential Candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) John Dramani Mahama, as incompetent.

He added that the petition is frivolous and vexatious and does not meet the threshold for invoking the jurisdiction of the Honorable Court and should therefore be dismissed.

Mr Mahama is seeking a rerun of the 2020 elections, but the President has in his response to the petition, asked the Supreme Court to dismiss the petition.

A statement signed by Frank Davies, Head, Legal Directorate for the president announcing spokesperson for the legal team to tackle the case in court said said “The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has through his Lawyers filed an Answer to the 2020 Presidential Elections Petition initiated by Mr. John Dramani Mahama, a candidate in that election.

The statement said “The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has through his Lawyers filed an Answer to the 2020 Presidential Elections Petition initiated by Mr. John Dramani Mahama, a candidate in that election.

“President Akufo-Addo in his Answer has provided the court with pleadings that showcase that Mr Mahama’s petition lacks material substance.

“Mr President has further invited the Supreme Court to determine that ‘the petition is incompetent, frivolous and vexatious, does not meet the threshold for invoking the jurisdiction of the Honorable Court and should therefore be dismissed,’.”

The President’s legal team has designated the following persons to speak to the media : Kojo Oppong Nkrumah Esq – MP, Ofoase Ayirebi, Yaw Buaben Asamoa Esq- National Communications Director, NPP, Henry Nana Boakye Esq- National Youth Organizer, NPP, Fati Abubakar – Deputy Communications Director, Presidency, Nana Adjoa Adobea Asante – Legal Committee Member.”

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By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana

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