- Photos of ex-president Mahama arriving at the Supreme Court have popped up
- The former president was seen with some party members and a team of lawyers
- They are at the Supreme Court in relation to their election petition
Former president and current flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC)John Dramani Mahama arrived at the Supreme Court of Ghana over a petition.
The ex-president was seen with some top party executives including Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo and a team of lawyers who are likely to represent the NDC in court.
According to the NDC party, the December 7, 2020, general election was marred by a number of irregularities which they are praying the highest court of the land to help them in their bid to seek redress.
Among many other things, the NDC is asking the Supreme Court to order the Electoral Commission to hold a fresh election between John Mahama and President Akufo-Addo.
Prior to this momentous appearance at the Supreme Court, the lawyers of the NDC, after submitting their petition went back to have some mistakes corrected.
The Supreme Court has also granted John Dramani Mahama’s request to have the 2020 election petition telecast live on national television.
The former president’s request was granted on Thursday, January 14, 2021, as he made an appearance with his team of lawyers.
This is believed to be in the interest of fairness as was done during then-candidate Akufo-Addo’s 2012 election petition.
Akufo-Addo was sworn in as president on Thursday, January 7, 2021.
Heads of state from across Africa and dignitaries watch him took the oath of office at a ceremony in Accra.
Mahama rejected the outcome of the 2020 election, arguing the verdict was “stolen” and he went on to file a petition at the Supreme Court to challenge the results.
Addressing a news conference in Accra on Friday, January 8, 2021, the general secretary of the party, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, said the NDC shall not recognize Akufo-Addo as president until all issues surrounding "his flawed elections are satisfactorily resolved.”
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