The legal team of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has officially filed a petition on behalf of its 2020 presidential candidate, John Dramani Mahama at the Supreme Court of Ghana to challenge the December 2020 Presidential election held on 7th December, 2020.
Article 64 of the 1992 Constitution and Supreme Court Rules, 1996 (CI.16) as amended by C.I 74 and C.I 99 allows any citizen or group of citizens to file a petition at the Supreme Court against any irregularities determined in an election.
In view of this, Flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Mr. John Dramani Mahama has directed his legal team to filed his petition at the Supreme Court after the National Democratic Congress’s National Executive Committee has ratified the Flagbearer’s decision to contest the Presidential results declared by the Electoral Commission of Ghana led by Mrs. Jean Mensa.
The Petition of John Dramani Mahama of No. 33 Chain Homes, Airport Valley Drive, Accra, a citizen of Ghana by birth, whose name is stated at the foot of this Petition has been filed today, Wednesday, 30th December, 2020.
The Petitioner states that at the Presidential Election held on 7th December 2020 among Petitioner, 2 Respondent, Christian Kwabena Andrews (Ghana Union Movement), Ivor Kwabena Greenstreet (Convention People’s Party), Akua Donkor (Ghana Freedom Party), Henry Herbert Lartey (Great Consolidated Popular Party), Hassan Ayariga (All People’s Congress), Percival Kofi Akpaloo (LIberal Party of Ghana), David Asibi Ayindenaba Apasera (People’s Nationalconvention), Brigitte Akosua Dzogbenuku (Progressive People’s Party), Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings (National Democratic Party), he has detected some instances of flawed and rigged elections in favour of the Presidential Candidate of the New Patriotic Party Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
In the petition filed by the NDC’s legal team, the Electoral Commission led by Mrs. Jean Mensa shall be the first (1st) respondent while the President Elect Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo shall be the second (2nd) respondent.
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court presided over by Justice Kwasi Anin Yeboah is yet to announce an official date to hear legal arguments on the case.
Below is the list of NDC’s legal team.
Lawyer Tsatsu Tsikata, Lawyer Nana Ato Dadzie, Lawyer Fui Tsikata, Lawyer Dominic Ayeni, Lawyer Tony Lithur, Lawyer Dr. Bassit Bamba, Lawyer Samuel Cudjoe
Lawyer Marietta Brew Appiah- Oppong,
Lawyer Victor Kojoga Adawudu, Lawyer Edudzi Kudzo Tameklo, Lawyer Abraham Amaliba, Lawyer Dr. Rainer Akumperigya.
See below the full petition from NDC.
Attached is the motion.