- According to the man of God, the former president's petition will be thrown out
- He says the outcome of the petition was revealed to him by God
- He further noted that Mahama can never be president again
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A Kumasi-based preacher, Apostle Dr. Dirl Airl King Mashal, says former president John Dramani Mahama’s 2020 election petition will fail.
Speaking to YEN.com.gh, the leader and founder of the Soldiers of Christ Prayer Group of All Churches described the petition seeking to have the results of the 2020 presidential results annulled and a rerun ordered as a waste of public resources.
“I want to tell Ghanaians for sure that from my prophecy, the NDC leader cannot win any case anywhere in the world,” he stated.
Mahama filed a petition before the Apex Court to challenge the outcome of the 2020 presidential race.
He wants a rerun to be conducted between him and President Akufo-Addo. 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, Tsatsu Tsikata, Mahama’s lawyer in the trial, urged Jean Mensa to testify telling her that the “truth shall make her free.”
According to him, she cannot evade cross-examination after signing the witness statement the First Respondent, the Electoral Commission, put in in the trial.
Arguing his objection to the moves by the lawyer for the First Respondent not to call any witness in the case, Tsikata said instead of the EC chair coming into the box to speak the truth, she will not want to mount the box.
“What has been put before you is not in accordance with the rules of this court and should not be countenanced,” he told the seven-member panel hearing the case.
He insisted that by filing a witness statement, the first respondent had crossed the bridge as far as opening the examination gate for the witness.
Justin Amenuvor and Akoto Ampaw, lawyers of the respondents told the Supreme Court on Monday, February 8, 2021, that they would not call witnesses of their own.
They argued that the three witnesses called by the petitioner “have not satisfied the burden of proof” when they appeared before the court.
“So, we can’t be forced to call any witness,” Ampaw told the court amid objections from the lawyer for John Mahama, the petitioner in the case.
He further told the Court on Tuesday, February 9, 2021, that their decision should work in favour of the petitioner and that in any event, the petitioner cannot compel them to enter the witness box to give evidence.
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