-Former President Mahama still has not congratulated the president despite the election petition outcome
-He petitioned the court to challenge the outcome of the 2020 elections
-But, the court dismissed his petition
A member of President Akufo-Addo’s legal team in the 2020 election petition trial, Frank Davies, has described as worrying John Dramani Mahama’s refusal to concede defeat despite the Supreme Court affirming the president’s victory in the 2020 elections.
Former President Mahama, the flagbearer of the NDC in the elections rejected the outcome and petitioned the Supreme Court, calling for the annulment of the results and a rerun ordered between him and the president.
He stated in his petition that no candidate crossed the 50 plus one mark, thus the declaration by the chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Jean Mensa, that the president won the elections was unconstitutional.
The seven-member panel that sat on the petition, however, dismissed it explaining that the former president failed to adduce “cogent evidence” to back his claims that there was no winner in the December 7, 2020, presidential elections.
Ghanaians expected the former president to accept the outcome of the 2020 presidential elections and congratulate President Akufo-Addo following the Supreme Court’s verdict.
In a citinews article, Davies questioned the former president’s unwillingness to do the needful.
“We were in a similar situation in 2013. As a lawyer, I was dissatisfied with the verdict, but we had to accept it. Nana Addo accepted it even when the judges voted 5 – 4. He called John Mahama to congratulate him. The late Amissah-Attah announced this publicly, that Nana Addo had congratulated him,” Davies was quoted as saying by the article.
He continued: “What is the difference? A 7 – 0 vote by the judges? Is this what he is bitter about? What has changed now? Isn’t it the same Supreme Court? These Double Standards by some politicians are what makes some Ghanaians doubt politicians.”
In other news, Bernard Allotey Jacobs disclosed that a lot more people will ditch the NDC in the coming days because the party is a “devil’s den.”
“If you’re in that party, you are in the devil’s den,” the former Central Regional Chairman of the NDC said in an interview on Starr FM and monitored by YEN.com.gh.
The NDC on March 23 announced in a statement that it expelled Allotey Jacobs from its fold for “misconduct and anti-party behaviour.”
The announcement comes weeks after Allotey Jacobs announced that he was no longer a member of the party.
The NDC in May 2020 suspended him for “persistent anti-party conduct” under articles 46(1), 46(6), and 46(8) of the party’s constitution.
Allotey Jacobs described as “pointless” his expulsion from the party because he had earlier told Accra-based Peace FM’s Kookrokoo programme on Wednesday, March 10, and monitored by YEN.com.gh, that he had paid his dues to the umbrella fraternity and it is time for him to move on.
The former Central Regional Chairman of the NDC said he now supports President Nana Akufo-Addo and Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.
According to him, the policies being rolled out by the Akufo-Addo administration made it easy for him to declare his support for the President and his vice.
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Source: Yen News