Mahama’s petition is to dent the image and credibility of Jean Mensa– Nyarko Osei
Member of Parliament for Akyem Swedru, Kennedy Nyarko Osei says Former President John Dramani Mahama sued the Electoral Commissioner (EC) and the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo just to ruin the reputation of Jean Mensa as EC chairperson.
He noted that Mr Mahama was not in Court to order the Supreme Court for a rerun of the elections but to discredit the work of EC.
Sharing his thoughts on the current happening at the Supreme Court on his social media page, Mr Osei explained that the work of the petitioner was to rip off the credibility of the EC and dent their image.
“It’s now crystal clear that the intent of the petitioner going to court to challenge the 2020 elections was not to claim any victory for December 7th, 2020 elections but rather to dent the image and rip off the credibility of Mrs Jean Mensah led EC,” he said.
Mr Osei noted that all the events that characterised the hearing were obvious to note that the petitioner was not at the court for his grievances to be met but to seek something different.
“That’s exactly what the petitioner and his lawyers seeks to do with the ongoing Election Petition. That’s my general observations so far based on the methods of litigation by the petitioner’s Lawyers,” he added.
Mahama’s petition is to dent the image and credibility of Jean Mensa
Mr Mahama who led the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the 2020 elections is in the Supreme Court seeking a rerun of the elections.
According to him no political party reached the 50+1 threshold and was seeking the court to annul the declaration.
But in the course of the petition hearing, the petitioner could not adduce evidence to convince the court for his demands to be met.
The court has consistently thrown away and dismissed his motion for interrogatories and inspection of EC’s documents.
In the latest application, the petitioner is seeking to reopen his case in order to subpoena the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission to testify in court after the court ruled that the witness cannot be forced to mount the witness box.