The flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) John Dramani Mahama has filed a petition to challenge the Presidential results of the just-ended 2020 general elections as declared by the Electoral Commission.
The lawyers of the former President arrived earlier today at the Supreme Court to file the petition which challenges the legitimacy of President-elect Akufo-Addo as president of the country.
The decision to finally petition the apex court follows nearly two weeks of sustained protests across the country by NDC sympathisers.
According to the lawyers, the Presidential results as declared by the Electoral Commission Chairperson, Jean Mensa is flawed and ‘doesn’t represent the will of the people.’
The National Democratic Congress, wishes to inform the general public that at about 12PM this afternoon, the leader and Presidential Candidate of the party, H.E John Dramani Mahama, caused his lawyers to file a Petition in the Supreme Court of Ghana to challenge the 2020 Presidential Election Results Declaration by the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission of Ghana.
The Petition was filed pursuant to the party‘s audit of the 2020 Presidential results and extensive consultations with the National Executive Committee and Council of Elders of the party.
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.
H.E John Dramani Mahama shall be addressing the nation at 8PM today on the petition filed and other related matters.