The former president of Ghana and the 2020 Presidential Candidate of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr. John Dramani Mahama has called on the Apex Court of Ghana to make the December 2020 Presidential election null and void.
In a Petition filed by the legal team of the National Democratic Congress’s Flagbearer, he has prayed to the Supreme Court to nullify the December Presidential election results declared by Mrs. Jean Mensa, chairperson of the Electoral Commission on 9th December, 2020.
According to Mr. John Dramani Mahama (Petitioner) the Electoral Commission has in many ways demonstrated unconstitutional actions against the 1992 Constitution and their primary duties as stipulated by the C.I 127 for the 2020 Presidential and Parliamentary elections.
In the Petition, Mr. John Dramani Mahama noted that, “The Petition was filed pursuant to the party‘s audit of the 2020 Presidential results and extensive consultations with the National Executive Committee and Council of Elders of the party.
In addition, NDC’s Flagbearer John Dramani Mahama said, the purported declaration made on 9th December, 2020 by Mrs. Jean Mensa Adukwei, Chairperson of the 1st respondent and Returning Officer for the Presidential Election held on 7 Decemper 2020 violated Article 63(3) of the 1992 Constitution, and is therefore
unconstitutional, null and void and of no effect whatsoever.
The Petition further said, in making the said declaration, Mrs. Jean Adukwei, Chairperson of the 1st respondent and the Returning Officer for the Presidential election violated constitutional duty imposed on her by article 23 and 296 (a) of the t992 Constitution to be fair, Candid and reasonable.
“That the said declaration was made arbitrarily, capriciously, and with bias in favour of 2nd respondent, contrary to Article 296(b) of the 1992 Constitution.”
“That the said declaration was made without regard to due process of Law as required under Articles 23 and 296(b) of the 1992 Constitution.”
Read below, a portion of the NDC’s Petition at the Supreme Court.