‘I DISAGREE WITH SUPREME COURT BUT…’ – MAHAMA REACTS …
The 2020 Presidential candidate for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama, says he disagrees with the ruling of the 2020 election petition.
The Supreme Court, presided over by the Chief Justice, Justice Anin Yeboah, today, Thursday 4th March 2021 ruled that the Electoral Commission (EC’s) declaration of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as the winner of the December 7, 2020 presidential election is in order.
During the final verdict of the election petition, the supreme court by a unanimous decision dismissed the election petition brought before it by Presidential Candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the 2020 elections, John Dramani Mahama.
Presenting the verdict, Chief Justice Kwesi Anin-Yeboah, who led the seven-member panel, said the petitioner has not produced any evidence to rebut the presumptions created by the publication of CI 135.
“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,” the Chief Justice said in the judgment.
Reacting to the ruling at a press briefing, The 2020 Presidential candidate for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama, argued that the evidence of NDC General Secretary, Johnson Aseidu Nketia was mutilated and and that many aspects of it were taken out of context.
“The Supreme Court has given its verdict but the national debate continues. Every step of the EC appears to have been towards the retention of the party in power”, he added.