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Supreme Court to uphold Akufo-Addo as President – Diplomat hints

The outcome of the yet to begin 2020 election petition filed by the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) at the Supreme Court will not stop President Akufo-Addo from having a second term in office.

“We have the majority and I don’t think our judges will look at any evidence and say NDC won the elections”, Ghana’s Consulate General to Congo Brazzaville, H.E. Atta Boafo has said adding “that is my opinion anyway”

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) stalwart spoke on Kumasi-based Akoma FM monitored by MyNewsGh.com further explained that no matter the amount of evidence the legal of the petitioner will bring forth before the judges that will still not be enough justification to nullify President Akufo-Addo’s presidency.

“We also have our collation sheets likewise NDC. The EC who is the referee will also come to defend what they did”, H. E. Attah Boafo told during panel discussion host, Aduanaba kofi Asante Ennin.

According to the government official, the NDC’s 2020 flagbearer is only buying time to enable him get another opportunity to contest in the 2024 polls.

Background

Flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has petitioned the Supreme Court to annul the results of the 2020 elections.

Former President John Dramani Mahama further wants the court to order for a re-run of the polls hence the need to issue a fiat restraining President Akufo-Addo from holding himself as the President-elect.

Other reliefs

Other reliefs sought by the Former President include a declaration that the Chairperson of the EC, Mrs Jean Mensa, breached the 1992 constitution, specifically Article 63(3) with the declaration that she made on December 9, 2020.

Also, the former President is asking the apex court of the land to declare that based on the data contained in the declaration “no candidate satisfied” the more than 50 percent threshold required to be declared a winner of the presidential poll.

Source:MyNewsGh

 

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