Election petition: No candidate obtained more than 50% - Mahama’s lawyers say in closing address

Election petition: No candidate obtained more than 50% - Mahama’s lawyers say in closing address

- The legal team has urged NDC members to have faith in the strength of the petition

- Mahama petitioned the Supreme Court to challenge the outcome of the 2020 presidential elections

- According to him, there was no winner in the election, and that a rerun must be ordered between him and President Nana Akufo-Addo

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Former President John Mahama’s lawyers in the ongoing 2020 election petition trial, said in their closing address that they had proven successfully without equivocation that there was no winner in the 2020 presidential elections.

Election petition: No candidate obtained more than 50% –Mahama’s lawyers say in closing address
Election petition: No candidate obtained more than 50% –Mahama’s lawyers say in closing address Photo credit: John Dramani Mahama
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“This does not require figures from petitioner about the results,” excerpts of the closing address sighted by YEN.com.gh stated.

The lawyers of the former president earlier urged the disconsolate members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to trust in the strength of the petition before the Supreme Court.

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The Court set Thursday, March 4 as judgment day for the election petition case.

Election petition: No candidate obtained more than 50% –Mahama’s lawyers say in closing address
Election petition: No candidate obtained more than 50% –Mahama’s lawyers say in closing address
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Speaking in a post-trial interview on Monday, February 22, 2021, after the dismissal of the former president’s review application, Sammy Gyamfi, who is one of the spokespersons for the legal team acknowledged the frustrations of the party’s crestfallen members.

Mahama wants to reopen his case to subpoena the chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Jean Mensa, into the witness box for cross-examination.

But, the court dismissed that application.

The lawyers for the former president then applied for a review of that decision.

A nine-member panel of the Supreme Court Judges, however unanimously affirmed the ruling by the seven-member panel hearing the election petition.

The Chief Justice, Justice Anin Yeboah, said no provision in the constitution or statute shows that the EC boss can be subjected to different rules contrary to established rules of procedure and settled practice.

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The NDC flagbearer petitioned the Supreme Court to order a second round of the December 7, election.

According to him, the votes obtained by NPP’s candidate, President Nana Akufo-Addo, and himself in the December 7, election as declared by the EC Chair were not enough for a candidate to be declared the winner.

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