-Koku Anyidoho believes the case presented before the Supreme Court by John Mahama is not strong enough
-Mahama petitioned the Court, challenging the outcome of the 2020 presidential polls
-He believes there was no victor and a rerun must be held
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As the Supreme Court prepares to hear the highlights of the closing addresses of the counsel for the parties in the ongoing 2020 election petition trial later today, Thursday, February 18, 2020, Samuel Koku Anyidoho wonders if putting one’s “integrity and colourful” career on a single court case was worthwhile.
“Will you stake your integrity and colourful career on a single court case?” the former Deputy General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) asked in a tweet sighted by YEN.com.gh.
The NDC’s flagbearer in the December 7, 2020, general elections, John Dramani Mahama, petitioned the Supreme Court over the outcome of the presidential polls.
According to him, there was no winner in the elections, and that a rerun must be ordered 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.
Koku Anyidoho had earlier questioned the strength of the case before the court.
Meanwhile, Mahama’s popularity in the NDC appears to be unmatched despite leading the party to two annihilating electoral defeats.
Information reaching YEN.com.gh indicates that the party’s grassroot is strongly pushing an agenda for the former president to lead the umbrella family unopposed in the 2024 general elections.
The grassroot vowed to force the 2020 NDC flagbearer to lead the party into the election even if he showed no interest.
“He can’t leave us in the middle of the sea until he leads us to cross it” a former Asokore Mampong Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) in the Ashanti Region, Nurudeen Hamidan, stated.
Hamidan who was speaking on Kumasi-based Akoma FM added that the grassroot would fight anyone who would wish to challenge Mahama including the Speaker of Ghana’s Parliament, Alban Bagbin.
And oh! Expect some fireworks during today’s hearing as the Supreme Court has a possible case of contempt in its hands.
Dr. Dominic Ayine, the culprit, had already psyched himself to be cited for contempt after accusing the court of ganging up against his former boss.
Dr. Ayine during a pre-trial interview said the court had a “predetermined agenda” to rule against Mahama after dismissing his request to reopen his case.
“I won’t begrudge them,” the former Deputy Attorney General told an Accra-based Radio Station.
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