Supreme Court unanimously affirms Akufo-Addo as president

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The Supreme Court per a unanimous decision delivered Thursday has affirmed Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as a validly elected President of Ghana.

The verdict was read out today by Chief Justice Kwasi Anin-Yeboah who led the seven-member panel that has been sitting on the 2020 Election Petition since the hearing began on January 14, 2021.

The court said the petitioner, Mr John Dramani Mahama did not demonstrate in any way how the alleged errors made by the Electoral Commission affected the declaration of the presidential election results by the chairperson of the EC, Mrs Jean Adukwei Mensa.

“The petitioner has not produced any evidence to re-butt the presumption created by the publication of the C.I. 135”,  for which the court said the petitioner wanted a re-run to be made.

In effect, the Supreme Court said there is no reason to order a re-run, as one of the reliefs by the petitioner and dismiss the petition as having no merit.