After the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress, John Dramani Mahama, presented a petition to the Supreme Court concerning the just ended 2020 presidential elections, the legal team of President Akufo-Addo has expressed its readiness in defending him.Nana Adjoa Adobea Asante, a representative for the legal team of the President, told Happy FM’s Sefa Danquah on the ‘Epa Hoa Daben’ that;“We are prepared. When the trained lawyers of John Dramani Mahama filed a petition, we came out with a press release stating that we are ready to respond and we have done so ably and we are also ready to go further. As we have stated from the beginning, we are poised”.
Nana Adjoa Adobea Asante noted that the petition presented by the NDC “did not ground a proper cause of action”.
She furthered that a major part of the petition focused on the mistakes made in the declaration of the results rather than challenging the validity of the elections.Former President John Mahama and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) have petitioned the Supreme Court to annul the results of Election 2020.In addition to the petition, Mr. Mahama wants the apex court to order for a re-run of the polls thus the need to issue a decree restraining President Akufo-Addo being declared as the President-elect.Meanwhile, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and the Electoral Commission (EC) have replied in separate responses describing the petition as one that lacks substance and have raised preliminary legal objections to the Petition.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was on Thursday, January 7, 2021 sworn in for a second term as Ghana’s president.