- Akua Donkor has called on the Supreme Court to discard NDC’s challenge to the presidential results
- According to the GFP founder the results as declared by the EC were accurate
- NDC is expected to file its case today, Wednesday, December 30, 2020
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The presidential candidate of the Ghana Freedom Party (GFP), Akua Donkor, has petitioned the Supreme Court over the case brought before it by the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
Donkor who doubles as the founder of the GFP in her petition asked the apex court to throw out the NDC’s case challenging the presidential results as announced by Electoral Commission (EC).
For her, the results declared by the EC were accurate and reflect her party’s independently collected figures.
Meanwhile, the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) hailed the NDC’s resolve to challenge the outcome of the 2020 polls in court.
The NDC is expected to file a petition at the Supreme by today, Wednesday, 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.
The NDC’s national communication officer, Sammy Gyamfi further re-echoed the former president’s misgivings over the elections.
He said at a Thursday, December 17, 2020, news conference that Mahama would have won the elections but for massive vote padding to assist President Akufo-Addo.
In other news, 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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