Forget John Mahama: His Elections Petition Is A Total Waste Of Court’s Time – EC

Mahama’s petition is a waste of time
John Mahama’s petition is a total waste of the court’s time – Jean Mensa

National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer, John Dramani Mahama’s petition to the Supreme Court concerning the 2020 Presidential polls is a waste of the court’s time, the Electoral Commission has said.

According to the EC, Mahama’s petition is based on “extreme speculations” adding that it thrives on the existence of two wrong assumptions.

This is the decision by Mr. Mahama to hold on to the wrong figure mentioned as valid votes (13,434,574) even though the right figure is known.

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The other assumption the EC says is the flagbearer’s determination to strangely assign all the Techiman South votes to himself even though the actual results were known to him at the time he decided to file the petition.

The EC further argues that the petition fails to disclose how the alleged vote padding influenced the outcome of the elections.

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The EC concludes that the petition does not merit a trial and is a total waste of the court’s time. Former President John Mahama has filed a petition at the apex court challenging the 2020 Election declared in favor of the 2nd Respondent, that is President Akufo-Addo.

Following the dismissal of his motion for interrogatories by a seven-member panel of the apex court chaired by Justice Kwasi Anin Yeboah, the Petitioner through his lawyers filed a motion for review.

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Pending the determination of that review set to be heard on Jan 28, coupled with the court’s decision to commence hearing of the petition on January 26, the petitioner has filed a stay of proceedings to the petition.

According to the petitioner, commencing the hearing of the petition before hearing his review motion will constitute a “grave miscarriage of justice.”

Source: TheBBCghana.Com