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Akufo-Addo speaks after supreme court dismissed Mahama’s election petition

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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”.

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Chief Justice, on 4th March Reading the court’s verdict stated that the petitioner failed to prove his case beyond a reasonable doubt. He added that the errors announced by the Electoral Commission Chairperson, Jean Mensa, which were subsequently corrected cannot be used to invalidate the election.

According to the Supreme Court, the errors announced by Jean Mensa did not adversely affect any of the candidates in the 2020 elections. The Supreme Court also held that the petitioner failed to adduce enough evidence to merit a re-run between himself and President Akufo-Addo.

The Chief Justice in reading the judgment also described as fanciful the witness statement by Michael Kpessa-Whyte and Rojo Mettle-Nunoo.

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