The Electoral Commission of Ghana led by Jean Mensa has swiftly responded to the December 2020 Presidential election petition filed by the 2020 Presidential Candidate of the National Democratic Congress John Dramani Mahama at the Supreme Court.
According to the Electoral Commission thus; the 1st respondent of John Dramani Mahama’s elections petition, in its response has denied all allegations leveled against them by the Petitioner.
They clarified that, John Dramani Mahama, the Petitioner is one of the twelve 2020 Presidential Candidates who took part in the 7th December 2020 general elections and that, the 1st respondent has no prejudice or bias against any of the Candidates.
The Electoral Commission further said, they have followed strictly the regulations in the C.I 127 of the 2020 Presidential and Parliamentary elections.
On Wednesday, 30th December, 2020, the Flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress John Dramani Mahama has directed his legal team to file a petition at the Apex Court challenging the elegibility of the 2020 Presidential election.
In the Petition, John Dramani Mahama of the National Democratic Congress has cited numerous violations of the 1992 Constitution, C.I 127 etc. that establishes the duties of the Commission and its chairperson Jean Mensa among others.
According to him, the declaration made by the Returning Officer of the presidential election is flawed and rigged to favour his opponent Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, and thus, prayed to the Supreme Court to declare the election results null and void. He therefore suggested a rerun of the presidential election.
But, the Electoral Commission believes that, they have delivered their responsibility within the framework of the 1992 constitution and the C.I 127.
Read below the Electoral Commission’s responds.
Below is John Dramani Mahama’s petition to the Supreme Court challenging the Presidential election.