Thursday, October 6, 2022

Election petition: NDC had no case – Gyimah-Boadi

The prime supporter and Executive Director of Afrobarometer, Prof. Emmanuel Gyimah-Boadi has portrayed as obvious, the Supreme Court’s judgment in the 2020 Election Petition case recorded by previous President, John Dramani Mahama.

Mr. Gyimah-Boadi on Citi TV’s Point of View contended that it was normal that Mr. Mahama’s case will be excused, given that it needed legitimacy as recommended by Justices of the court.

“I didn’t really accept that the NDC had a case directly all along so I am not shocked by the result,” he said.

He rushed to add that the judges of the court neglected to give Ghanaians lucidity looking into the issue by forestalling the Electoral Commission (EC) director, Jean Mensa from freely bookkeeping to Ghanaians.

“I was disillusioned that the court neglected to exploit, to accept the open door to cross examine the choices and premise of those choices by the EC and possibly help to settle a few inquiries that different individuals from the general population and eyewitnesses may have had,” he told host of the show, Bernard Avle.

A quarter of a year after serious preliminary, the Supreme Court on Thursday, March 4, 2021, decided that the 2020 Election request documented by John Dramani Mahama was unmeritorious.

The Justices of the Court clarified that the request was inept, needed legitimacy, and raised no sensible reason for activity in light of the fact that the applicant neglected to demonstrate his case by means of his appeal or through his observers.

John Mahama who addressed the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the surveys went to court demanding that none of the nine official up-and-comers got the obligatory 50%+1 vote protected edge to be announced the victor of the surveys.

In his request recorded on December 30, 2020, Mr. Mahama looked for five reliefs from the pinnacle court.

He among things requested the Supreme Court to proclaim the EC’s statement from President Nana Akufo-Addo as victor of the surveys as unlawful, invalid and void.

Mr. Mahama put together his contentions with respect to some statement mistakes made by the EC just as charges of vote cushioning.

He likewise asked the pinnacle court to arrange the Electoral Commission (EC) to lead a re-run of the political race among himself and President Akufo-Addo.

In any case, the seven-part board of the pinnacle court comprised to hear the case along these lines excused the request.

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