- The second respondent in Mahama’s petition case wants the Supreme Court to quash his case
- The EC believes John Mahama is wasting the time of the Supreme Court
- Both the EC and the President insist Mahama’s petition is based on “supreme speculations”
The Electoral Commission wants the Supreme Court to throw out the case filed by the former president John Mahama. The second respondent has argued that Mahama’s petition is full of “extreme speculations” that have no evidence.
In a legal response to Mahama's petition, the Electoral Commission further opined that the NDC and its flagbearer are wasting court’s time with all these allegations they claim are facts to election rigging.
Both the president's legal team and Jean Mensa's team have responsed to John Dramani Mahama’s election petition case which led to the pre-trial on Thursday, 14 January.
Meanwhile, he further disclosed that the NDC has no evidence its presidential candidate won the 2020 polls. According to him, despite claims by the hierarchy of the party that votes were padded in favour of President Akufo-Addo, “we never said that we won the [presidential] election.”
“If we were convinced that we won this election we would have stated that in the petition,” Ayine who’s also the Member of Parliament for Bolgatanga East added. In other news, Mahama said his refusal to concede defeat in the 2020 polls was borne out of principle rather than an insatiable desire for power.
The defeat of John Mahama in the recently held election has sparked pockets of protests by NDC supporters across the country and parts of the world.
So far, John Dramani Mahama has called for an independent audit of all the Pink Sheets from the various polling stations in the country.
He recently told observers from the Electoral Commission that he will gladly concede defeat should the audit be done. The opposition NDC has also dared the electoral commission to make public, copies of pink sheets of the official declaration of results for Techiman South Constituency.
The NDC is insisting it won the parliamentary race where people were shot dead during the polls.
The Supreme Court petition is expected to be concluded by February. Meanwhile, some legal pundits have shared with Joy FM how slim Mahama's chances are of winning the election petition considering the rejection of some other interrogatories filed by the NDC.
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