The NDC files a petition at the Supreme Court of Ghana. The party is challenging the results of the Presidential Election. The results were declared by Mrs. Jean Mensah, the Chairperson and the Chief Returning Officer for the Presidential Election.
The party has from the day of declaration till date been embarking on several demonstrations across the country. Many believe that the party was cheated by the EC and the NPP.
They hold that, the Electoral Commission is “in bed” with the ruling NPP and for that matter did everything possible to declare their Presidential Candidate the winner.
The party’s next line of action is to legally challenge the results of the recently held December 7 election. In the afternoon of Wednesday, 30th December 2020, just as reported earlier by insidergh.com, the NDC officials were at the Supreme Court of Ghana to officially file a petition to challenge the Presidential results declared by Mrs. Jean Mensah.
“My lawyers this afternoon filed before the Supreme Court, a petition challenging the results of the 2020 Presidential Election declared by the Chairperson of the EC. The Petition details serious violations of the 1992 Constitution by the Electoral Commission and seeks among others, a declaration 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,” the Leader and Flagbearer of the party, H. E. John Dramani Mahama wrote on his Facebook page.
Mahama will at 8.00pm, address the nation on the plan of action the party seeks to employ in dealing with the election petition.
Ghanaians on 7th December 2020 went to the polls to elect their next President and Members of Parliament. The conduct of the election was considered free, fair and transparent by many observers. The collation of the results was where many seemed to be in disbelieve. This is because the figures coming out in some instances totally differ from the results declared at the various polling stations.
The NDC complained of voter fraud and went ahead to suggest that their Presidential Candidate, was cheated in the elections.
In the petition filed earlier today, the NDC asked the Supreme Court to put an order, restraining the Presidential Candidate of the NPP, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo from holding himself as President-elect.
They also request from the court an order of mandatory injunction, directing the Jean Mensah-led EC to conduct fresh elections between the Presidential Candidate of the NPP and the NDC as required by Articles 63(4) and (5) of the 1992 constitution of Ghana.