- Dr. Henry Larty has advised former President John Dramani Mahama to discard his decision to go to court
- According to the GCPP leader, going to court will be a waste of everybody’s time
- For him, Mahama lost the elections and nothing can change that
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The presidential candidate of the Great Consolidated Popular Party (GCPP), Dr. Henry Lartey, says John Dramani Mahama’s decision to challenge the outcome of the 2020 polls in court will be an exercise in futility.
According to the GCPP leader, the National Democratic Congress (NDC’s) flagbearer lost cleanly lost the presidential race to the incumbent, President Akufo-Addo.
“You’ve lost the election, he shouldn’t go to court; it’s a waste of money,” Lartey who doubles as the Secretary-General for the West African Association of Political Parties was quoted as saying by Starr News.
He believed that Mahama is being pressurised by some elements in the NDC to continuously reject the outcome of the elections.
President Akufo-Addo was re-elected for another four-year term in the December 7, 2020 polls.
He collected over 51percent of the votes in the polls marred by post-election demonstrations by supporters of the NDC and Mahama over alleged electoral fraud.
In other political news on YEN.com.gh, President Akufo-Addo promised to unite the country towards sustainable development.
Speaking on Sunday, December 27, 2020, during the New Patriotic Party (NPP) National Thanksgiving Service, he said he would work not only in the interest of those who voted him for another second term but for those who voted for his opponents, especially his main contender, Mahama.
“But, in singling them out, I also want to assure the 6.2 million who did not vote for me that I will have their interest at heart and in mind in all that I do,” he stated.
In the meantime, an Accra high court barred supporters of the NDC from holding demonstrations in the capital, Accra.
The supporters have been on a nationwide protest since the declaration of the outcome of the presidential race in the just-ended polls over what they say was a stolen verdict.
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The court order followed a series of chaotic protests in the capital around the headquarters of the Electoral Commission (EC).
One such demonstration occurred on Thursday, December 17, 2020, when the protesters clashed with police at the EC’s office, burning tyres amongst others.
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