After Ghana's opposition Party NDC took its petition to the Supreme Court on Wednesday 30th December. After Ghana’s Electoral Commission announced that President Akufo-Addo had polled 51.59% of valid votes cast as against former President John Mahama’s 47.36% the supreme court made arrangements for the petitioner, his legal team and the respondents and their legal team to appear before court to testify against what the petitioner presented.
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) says its legal team was going to expose the emptiness of John Mahama’s petition against the Electoral Commission (EC) and President Akufo-Addo at the Supreme Court.
In a press statement issued by the governing party said it remained resolute that its flagbearer won the just-ended elections fair and square and firmly believes the evidence presented by the NDC had only reassured the people of Ghana that Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo won the elections.
The fact of transparency of the General Elections was also resoundingly affirmed by the myriad of local and international observers that participated in the electoral process the party added.
No wonder most of the applications of the petitioner during proceedings were thrown out by the supreme court including the application filed by the petitioner to subpoena the electoral commission ( Mrs. Jean Adukwei Mensa).
The supreme court has set a date to give their verdict on the petition. What are Ghanaians expecting despite the dismissal of many of the petitioners case will the supreme court rule in favor of the petitioner for the elections to be re conducted or give the president Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo the mandate to continue his tenure of 4 years. Time will surely tell. Lets us all anticipate and wait for the final verdict of the supreme court.
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