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Oppong Nkrumah congratulates Akufo-Addo’s legal team over their victory in the Election Petition

Oppong Nkrumah congratulates Akufo-Addo’s legal team over their victory in the Election Petition

Oppong Nkrumah congratulates Akufo-Addo’s legal team over their victory in the Election Petition 

The Minister of information-designate, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has lauded the legal team of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the 2020 Election Petition case after the Supreme Court by a unanimous decision affirmed President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as the President of Ghana in accordance with Article 63(3) of the 1992 constitution.

According to him, the team which was led by Mr Akoto Ampaw did massive job in chalking victory for the party, noting that that the verdict of the court has officially laid to rest the election dispute between the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the NPP.

Congratulating the team on his twitter page on Thursday, Mr Oppong Nkrumah indicated that the hard work and the dedication of the team had brought much success to the President as well as the party.

“We celebrate the hard work of the legal team of His Excellency (H.E) @NakufoAddo in the just ended 2020 Election Petition. The industry and dedication of these men and women is amazing. Congratulations H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and the New Patriotic Party,” he added.

Aside the legal team, a five-member spokesperson which included Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, the National Communications Director of the NPP, Yaw BuabenAsamoa, the National Youth Organiser of the NPP, Henry Nana Boakye, the Deputy Communications Director, Presidency, Fati Abubakar and NPP Legal Committee Member, Nana Adjoa Adobea Asante were also designated by Mr Frank Davies, a legal team member to interact with the media.

The court held on Thursday January 4, that President Akufo-Addo, who contested on the ticket of the NPP in the 2020 presidential election, satisfied the requirement of Article 63(3) which provides that a candidate in an election must obtain 50 plus one of the total valid votes cast.

The seven-member panel of judges, presided over by the Chief Justice, Justice Kwasi AninYeboah, said former President John Dramani Mahama who challenged the declaration by the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Mrs Jean Adukwei Mensa, of President Akufo-Addo as the winner of the 2020 presidential election had failed to provide any credible evidence that neither him nor the President won the 2020 presidential election.

President Mahama’s counsel, Mr TsatsuTsikata, had told the court the declaration of President Akufo-Addo as the winner of the 2020 presidential election was unconstitutional because the data which the EC used to declare him the winner was wrong.

He further contended that the subsequent correction of figures contained in a press release issued on December 10 was also unconstitutional, void and of no effect.

However, in the judgement which lasted about two hours, the judges said the petition was unmeritorious and dismissed it.

The Supreme Court said the EC had the right to make corrections to errors it made in the declaration and that it was absolutely wrong for the petitioner to hold on to the error made by the EC to make the claim that neither of the two leading candidates won the election.

Source: www.spotonnews.net

Written by Joyceline Natally Cudjoe

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