- John Mahama has filed the petition to have the results of the 2020 presidential elections invalidated
- He filed his witness statements on Wednesday after a stern warning from the Court
- Akufo-Addo however believed the former president’s petition is just “noise”
John Mahama has finally filed his witness statements in the ongoing 2020 election trial.
It followed a warning from the justices of the Supreme Court hearing the case that the petition will be thrown out should lawyers of the former president continue to disregard orders of the Court.
The justices led by the Chief Justices, Justice Anin Yeboah, were angry with the former president’s legal team during proceedings on Tuesday, January 26, 2021, for refusing to file witness statements as ordered.
Mahama will rely on John Asiedu Nketia, the general secretary of the NDC, and Dr. Michael Kpessa-Whyte, a member of the party as his witnesses.
Mahama filed the petition before the Apex Court to challenge the outcome of the presidential race.
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He wants a rerun of the election between him and Akufo-Addo, stating that there was no winner contrary to the outcome declared by the Electoral Commission.
Akufo-Addo defeated him in the election to secure another four-year term; collecting 51.302% of the votes cast against the latter’s 47.359%.
Meanwhile, Frank Davies had some strong words for the legal team of the former president for causing “unnecessary” delays in the ongoing trial.
Davies, who is the spokesperson for President Nana Akufo-Addo’s legal team in the case, reminded the former president’s lawyers that the Court is a very busy place and not a place for “theatricals and drama.”
Davies’ remarks come on the back of a warning to Mahama by the justices of the Apex Court hearing the case that his petition will be thrown out should his legal team continue to disregard orders.
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