Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the president elect in the December 2020 general elections has reacted to John Dramani Mahama’s election petition at the Supreme Court.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the second (2nd) respondent, in his response said, the Petition is incompetent, devoid of substance and does not measure up to the legal criteria for action invoking the juridiction of the Supreme Court under Article 64 (1) of the 1992 Constitution.
According to him, the general elections were conducted across a total of 38,622 polling stations in Ghana and 311 special voting centers, and that, in each polling station and special voting centers, the votes were counted and the results declared in the presence of representatives of Candidates, counting agents, voters, the general public and most instances, the media and local and international observers.
The petition, according to him, does not disclose any attack on the validity of the election held throughout the polling stations in Ghana and 311 special voting centers or any of the processes set out in the paragraphs 3 and 4 (Supra).
In view of this, the 2nd respondent, after considering the nature of the petition said, it lacks the legal basis and hence denies each and the every allegations of material fact contained in the petition.
Read below, the full response by Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to John Dramani Mahama’s petition at the Supreme Court.