President Akufo-Addo has broken his silence after the highest court of Ghana, Supreme Court dismissed John Dramani Mahama’s election petition.
According to the judges, Mahama’s petition has no merit and the evidence requested from the petitioner (Mahama) and his witnesses weren’t provided hence their judgment.
However, the President of the Republic of Ghana has taken to social media on his official and verified Instagram page to congratulate himself after winning the court case.
He captioned his post with; “On Thursday, 4th March 2021, the Supreme Court, in a unanimous ruling, affirmed my victory in the presidential election of 7th December 2020”.
Recall that after the declaration of the 2020 general election, John Mahama alleged that though he didn’t win the election, he believes his direct rival Akufo-Addo also didn’t win but rigged the election to become president via Jean Mensa, the Electoral Commission (EC) boss.
It is on this note that the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) took the issue to court for a review.
However, after several days of reviewing, it has been concluded that John Mahama’s petition is baseless with no fact.
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.
John Mahama was challenging the results of the polls insisting that none of the nine presidential candidates obtained the mandatory 50%+1 vote constitutional threshold to be declared the winner of the polls.