Ghana election: Main Opposition party petitions Supreme Court for a re-election

The main opposition party in Ghana, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has on Wednesday, December 30, 2020, filed a petition at the Supreme Court to challenge the results of the just-ended election, alleging electoral malpractices and inconsistencies of the Electoral Commission.

The petitioner, in this case, is the Former President, John Dramani Mahama who doubles as the Presidential Candidate of the opposition NDC.

The petition filed is demanding the Supreme Court to annul the declaration of the Electoral Commission and also restrain the main contender, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo from holding himself as the President-elect.

The opposition is also demanding the Apex court of the land to grant an order of mandatory injunction directing the Electoral Commission to conduct a re-election.

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An earlier statement signed by the General Secretary of the opposition NDC, Johnson Asiedu Nketia stated that “the Petition details serious violations of the 1992 Constitution by the Electoral Commission and its Chairperson and Returning Officer for the Presidential Election, Mrs. Jean Adukwei Mensa in the conduct of their constitutional and legal responsibilities”.

“It seeks among others, a declaration from the Supreme Court to the effect that, the purported declaration of the results of the 2020 Presidential Election on the 9th day of December 2020 is unconstitutional, null and void and of no effect whatsoever.” The statement said.

According to the full details, the party has made all necessary evidence available for the court’s perusal; As it stands now, the Supreme Court will look into the full evidence provided as against the allegations of the opposition NDC and bring finality to the matter.

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