Mahama insists on second round in closing address to Supreme Court

Mahama insists on second round in closing address to Supreme Court

The Petitioner in the ongoing 2020 election Petition trial John Dramani Mahama says a run-off is required since no candidate in the December 7 polls obtained 50 per cent valid votes cast. The case of the Petitioner is simply that, in addition to fundamental constitutional infractions committed by the Electoral Commission chairperson, who was the returning officer of the Presidential Election, the figures announced in the declaration she herself made on December 9, 2020, no candidate got more than 50 per cent of the valid votes cast and, as a…

Mahama’s petition bogus — Akufo-Addo

Mahama’s petition bogus — Akufo-Addo

Lawyers for President Akufo-Addo have prayed the Supreme Court to dismiss the Petitioner’s case as it discloses no reasonable cause of action. President Nana Addo said “our submission is that the petition is frivolous and discloses no reasonable cause of action remains unshaken, notwithstanding the evidence led in aid of the Petition. In fact, the woeful performance of the Petitioner’s witnesses during their respective cross-examination has further buttressed our position that the instant Petition with all due respect, ought not to have proceeded to trial.” In the second respondent’s closing…