- The NDC is expected to file a petition before the Supreme Court by Wednesday
- This was after series of chaotic protests across the country over the outcome of the 2020 polls
- The governing NPP, has, therefore, hailed the decision
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The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has hailed the National Democratic Congress (NDC) resolve to challenge the outcome of the 2020 polls in court.
The NDC is expected to file a petition at the Supreme by December 30, 2020, to attempt to overturn the results as announced by chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Jean Mensa.
According to the results declared by Mensa, incumbent, President Nana Akufo-Addo won the presidential race in the Monday, December 7, 2020 elections.
He collected 51.302% of the votes to defeat the flagbearer of the NDC, former President John Dramani Mahama, who polled 43.359%.
The votes difference between the two candidates stood at 517, 231, representing a four percentage point, one of the highest since 1996.
Mahama, however, rejected the outcome, describing it as a stolen one.
Commenting on the NDC’s decision to seek redress in court instead of the streets, the general secretary of the NPP, John Boadu, said that was the right thing to do.
“It is their right and that is what we expected them to have done instead of staging those needless demonstrations,” he told Accra-based Citi FM.
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Meanwhile, the presidential candidate of the Great Consolidated Popular Party (GCPP), Dr. Henry Lartey, said the move will be an exercise in futility.
According to the GCPP leader, National Democratic Congress (NDC’s) flagbearer lost cleanly the presidential race.
“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.
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