-The legal team for President Akufo-Addo in the trial has said they are not in Court to flaunt their prowess in grammar
-That, according to them, will add nothing to their case
-They have since the start of the trial maintained that the petition lacks substance
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A spokesperson for President Nana Akufo-Addo’s legal team in the ongoing election petition trial has stated that being wordy does not make one’s case superior.
Speaking to journalists during a post-trial interview on Wednesday, February 3, 2021, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah took a swipe at the lead counsel for the petitioner’s penchant for being verbose during his submissions before the justices of the Supreme Court hearing the trial.
According to him, the most important thing during arguments in a trial of this nature is sticking to the law.
"All we need to do is to invoke that, we don’t need a lot of grammar to make our case,” Nkrumah stated.
Former President John Mahama petitioned the Supreme Court in an attempt to overturn the results of the December 2020 presidential elections.
According to him, the outcome as declared by the Electoral Commission was flawed as well as rigged in favour of President Akufo-Addo.
For Mahama, there was no winner in the election, and that a rerun should be ordered between him and the president.
Akufo-Addo defeated Mahama in the election to secure another four-year term; collecting 51.302% of the votes cast against the latter’s 47.359%.
The votes difference between the two candidates stood at 517, 231, representing a four percentage point, one of the highest since 1996.
In other news, a leading disgruntled member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Koku Anyidoho, insist the presidential candidate of his party lost the elections.
He said in a tweet sighted by YEN.com.gh, the president earned his mandate legitimately from the majority of Ghanaians in the elections.
The founder of the Atta Mills Institute expressed hope that the president will do all he can to build a better Ghana and “leave lasting legacies.”
Anyidoho earlier questioned the strength of Mahama's case in the ongoing election petition trial, tweeting: “For goodness sake: With no concrete evidence to back any case, Let's stop tickling ourselves and farting in public because the fart stinks badly!!! Fuuun fuuuuun!!”
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