-The apex court dismissed the petition challenging the outcome of the 2020 elections
-Mahama contended in the petition that there was no winner in the election and that a rerun must be ordered between him and President Nana Akufo-Addo
-But, the court disagreed
Kwamena Duncan, former Central Regional Minister, said John Dramani Mahama’s 2020 election petition was a “wild goose chase” aimed at disturbing the country’s peace.
The Supreme Court dismissed the petition challenging the 2020 presidential election results on March 4, 2021.
The court said the former president failed to adduce “cogent evidence” to back his claims that there was no winner in the December 7, 2020, presidential elections.
Akufo-Addo defeated Mahama in the said 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.
Mahama petitioned the court to annul the results declared by the chairperson of the EC, Jean Mensa.
According to him, there was no winner in the election, and that a rerun must be ordered between him and President Nana Akufo-Addo.
Speaking on Peace FM’s ‘Kokrokoo’ show, Duncan said the former president knew he lost the 2020 presidential election but he went ahead with his “mischievous” petition.
"It was a wild goose chase; one that was mischievous...they knew they had been defeated and they took all of us; the entire country through a disturbance of our peace of mind,” he said.
Meanwhile, the lead counsel for the former president, Tsatsu Tsikata for the first time spoke about the judgment of the Supreme Court, describing it as a “dangerous precedent.”
He said on the KSM Show on Pan African TV on Sunday, March 14, 2021, that what the judgment meant was that in any future, a chairperson of the Electoral Commission and the returning officer in the presidential elections can make a declaration with “numbers which nobody can really explain.”
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