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Do the right thing; be ‘mindful and rational’ in petition hearing- Muntaka to Supreme Court Judges

For the sake of peace and tranquility in Ghana, Supreme Court judges sitting on the 2020 election petition by the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) against the Electoral Commission (EC) must be mindful and rational with their verdict.

“I want to believe that our judges are also rational. They will have to be mindful of the consequences of whatever decision that they take because it becomes the norm thereafter, and I want to believe that they will do the right thing,” NDC lawmaker for Asawase in the Ashanti Region, Alhaji Alhaji Mohammed Mubarak Muntaka cautioned.

According to him, the party is hopeful the judges will grant the party’s reliefs as they will present evidence to justify its claim that its candidate, John Dramani Mahama, won the elections and not Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as declared by the EC.

“Whether the outcome goes well for you or doesn’t go well for you, it adds to the democratic credentials of the country. It becomes precedent,” he made the comments on PM Express, a current affairs programme on Joy News that aired on Monday, December 28, 2020 monitored by MyNewsGh.com

According to the EC, Mr Mahama obtained 47.4% of the total votes cast, while the New Patriotic Party (NPP)’s candidate, Nana Akufo-Addo got 51.6% of the valid votes cast.

The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) is currently in the Supreme Court challenging the 2020 presidential election results to ensure the Electoral Commission (EC) complies with the electoral laws , contrary to information

“If the EC will be willing to comply with the law that will end the matter….it is not about declaring the seat in our [NDC] favour, that is not what we’re saying”, a member of the party’s legal team, Rockson Nelson Defeamekpor however stated.

Source:MyNewsGh.com

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