He said all those who followed the proceedings of the nearly two-month hearing will not be surprised by the judgement pronounced by the Court on Thursday, March 4.
“Much as I am aware that we are legally bound by the decision of the highest court of the land, the Supreme Court of Ghana, I disagree with the process of the trial and the ruling of the court,” Mr Mahama stated.
He was addressing journalists and some party faithfuls at his office in Cantonments a few hours after the judgement.
On Thursday, March 4, the seven-member Supreme Court unanimously dismissed Mr Mahama’s election petition.
According to the President of the Court, Kwasi Anin-Yeboah, “the petitioner has not produced any evidence to rebut the presumptions created by the publication of CI 135”.
“We are therefore of no reason to order a rerun. We accordingly dismiss the petition,” Justice Anin-Yeboah, who is also the Chief Justice, said in the judgment.
Mr Mahama had sought six reliefs including a prayer for the Electoral Commission, Ghana (EC), the First Respondents, to be enjoined to re-run the presidential polls.
He wanted the Chair of the Commission, Jean Adukwei Mensa, to be brought to court to account for her errors during and after the elections.
He cited the exclusion of residents of Santrokofi, Akpafu, Likpe and Lolobi (SALL) in the Oti Region from casting their parliamentary ballots, for instance, as one of the moves to rig the elections for the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
“It can easily fit into the worst forms of electoral trickery ever witnessed in our nation’s history” Mr Mahama said.
“Despite the shenanigans employed by the conspirators in this issue, it is abundantly clear that the rights of the people of SALL to vote, was intentionally violated as part of a move to ensure the predetermined election outcome of a particular Parliamentary constituency.
“This represents unparalleled abuse of power by both the government and its handmaiden, the Electoral Commission, to influence the outcome of the Parliamentary election in Hohoe.
” It is even more staggering that no one has stepped forward to take responsibility for this unjustifiable action nor indicated any clear remedy for the harm caused.”
Former President Mahama says at the appropriate time his legal team will come out with “detailed comments” on the judgement.
By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh|3news.com|Ghana