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Ghana: Supreme Court dismisses Mahama’s petition, upholds Akufo-Addo’s election

Ghana’s Supreme Court docket has unanimously upheld the December 7, 2020, victory of President Nana Addo Dankwa AKufo-Addo.

The seven-member panel dismissed the petition filed by John Dramani Mahama.

The previous president was the candidate of the Nationwide Democratic Congress (NDC), the primary opposition.

Chief Justice Kwasi Anin-Yeboah, in his judgment, declared that the Mahama’s petition had no benefit.

Anin-Yeboah mentioned Mahama didn’t fulfill all points outlined by the court docket to find out the case.

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“We due to this fact haven’t any motive to order a re-run as pleaded by the petitioner (Mahama). We accordingly dismiss the petition as having no benefit,” the Chief Justice dominated.

The Chairperson of the Electoral Fee, Jean Mensa, declared Akufo-Addo winner of the vote with 51.59 p.c of legitimate votes forged as in opposition to Mahama’s 47.36 p.c.

Ghana: Supreme Court docket dismisses Mahama’s petition, upholds Akufo-Addo’s election

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