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NDC challenged election results to court supporters’ sympathy – Allotey Jacobs

Former Central Region Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Allotey Jacobs says former President John Dramani Mahama contesting the validity of the Electoral Commission’s declaration of the 2020 presidential result was calculated to win back their supporters

Allotey Jacobs said the National Executives of the NDC tried to win their hearts after they misled them into believing they had won the elections by a landslide but was rigged by the Electoral Commission for President Akufo-Addo.

The Electoral Commission (EC) announced President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as the winner of the December 7 polls on Wednesday, December 9, 2020, despite concerns raised by the NDC.

Mr Mahama subsequently declared the party’s unwillingness to accept the outcome of the presidential election.

He filed a lawsuit against the Electoral Commission and President Akufo-Addo. John Mahama prayed the apex court to declare as void the presidential results declared by the EC and also order for a re-run insisting none of the nine presidential candidates obtained the 50+1 vote constitutional threshold to secure the Jubilee House.

After 64 days of legal battle, the Supreme Court dismissed the election petition brought before it by John Dramani Mahama, the 2020 Presidential Candidate of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).

“The petitioner did not demonstrate in any way how the errors [committed by the EC] affected the declaration of the election…We have therefore no reason to order a re-run [of the polls]. We accordingly dismiss the petition,” Chief Justice, Kwasi Anin-Yeboah said while reading the ruling of the court on Thursday, March 4, 2021.

Speaking on Original 91.9FM’s Adwenepa with Kwaku Owusu Adjei (Pato), the suspended NDC member described the Supreme Court throwing out Mr Mahama’s petition as disgraceful to the National Democratic Congress.

“The whole brain behind petitioning the Supreme Court is the National Executives of the NDC was trying to play with the minds of their supporters. They have lost the result and in order to win their support, they decided to take the matter to court because when things were getting out of hands they realized, they’ve deceived their supporters and their supporters went to the street.”

“And, you know, in Ghana we loathe violence, so, from time immemorial the NDC has been tagged as a violence party then this issue came up ‘we have won’ when you know very well in your heart {that] you lost the election,” he stated.

By: Bernard Ralph Adams | Originalfmonline.com | Ghana

 

 

 

 

 

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