OVERVIEW OF: Ghana: Supreme Court dismisses Mahama’s petition, upholds Akufo-Addo’s Election
Ghana’s Supreme Court 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 former president was the candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), the main opposition.
Chief Justice Kwasi Anin-Yeboah, in his judgment, declared that the Mahama’s petition had no merit.
Anin-Yeboah said Mahama did not satisfy all issues outlined by the court to determine the case.
“We, therefore, have no reason to order a re-run as pleaded by the petitioner (Mahama). We accordingly dismiss the petition as having no merit,” the Chief Justice ruled.
The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Jean Mensa, declared Akufo-Addo the winner of the vote with 51.59 percent of valid votes cast as against Mahama’s 47.36 percent.