Election petition: Mahama arrives in court ahead of judgment; photo pops up

Election petition: Mahama arrives in court ahead of judgment; photo pops up

-Ghana apex court will today bring an end to the 2020 election petition

- John Mahama petitioned the court to challenge the outcome of the 2020 presidential elections

- He said 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 has just arrived at the Supreme Court ahead of a very important development in his political career.

The Supreme Court is expected to deliver its judgement in the 2020 presidential election petition brought before it by the former president later today, Thursday, March 4, 2021.

The judgment is coming after five days of pre-trial and 12 days hearing, 17 days of sittings in all.

Mahama, the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) petitioned the Supreme Court to order a second round of the December 7, 2020, presidential election.

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He said the votes obtained by New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) candidate, President Nana Akufo-Addo, and himself in the election as declared by the Electoral Commission (EC) Chair were not enough for a candidate to be declared the winner.

According to his lawyers, they had proven successfully without equivocation that there was no winner in the 2020 presidential elections.

That notwithstanding, Mahama is said to be “worried” ahead of the judgment.

A spokesperson for his legal team, Sammy Gyamfi believes the former president was not treated fairly during the trial.

“…We think that the petitioner is being denied a fair hearing and it is important to pursue these issues to the logical conclusions,” he stated on Monday, February 22, 2021.

In other news on YEN.com.ghj, Investigative journalist, Manasseh Azuri Awuni, says he was grateful to God, Kwame Nkrumah led Ghana to independence.

Nkrumah, a nationalist leader led the Gold Coast’s drive for independence from Britain and presided over its emergence as the new nation of Ghana.

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He headed the country from independence in 1957 until he was overthrown by a coup in 1966.

“Thank God it was Nkrumah who led us to independence,” the investigative journalist wrote on Facebook. “Danquah's descendants are showing us it could have been worse,” he added.

His comments come on the back of the Audit Service Board’s challenge to the nationality of Daniel Domelevo, the Auditor General.

The anti-corruption crusader returned to work on Wednesday, March 3, after 167 days of mandatory leave to a challenge to his nationality and retirement age.

He had been retired by President Akufo-Addo.

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