Election Petition: John Mahama presses EC to admit to errors made in the declaration

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Former President John Dramani Mahama, has filed two legal processes at the Supreme Court for certain answers from the Electoral Commission (EC) with regard to his presidential election petition.

The flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress has amended his petition before the Supreme Court by further coaxing the Electoral Commission to admit to the errors its Chairperson made during her 9 December 2020 declaration of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as President-elect.

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On Thursday, January 14, 2021, when the case was first heard, the Supreme Court granted leave to counsel for the petitioner up to 4 pm that same day to amend the petition.

The respondents were given up to close of business on Friday to file any amended responses if they so desired. Consequently, the next hearing was scheduled for Tuesday 19 January.

However, A document in which Mahama through his attorney Tony Lithur, is pressing the EC to admit: “That when the percentages of the valid votes cast and standing to the names of each of the Presidential Candidates as announced by Mrs. Jean Adukwei Mensa, the Chairperson of 1st Respondent on December 9, 2020, are summed up, they would yield a total of 100.3%.”

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The amended petition asked the EC to admit further: “That Mrs. Jean Mensa, Chairperson of 1st Respondent, in her purported declaration on December 9, 2020, stated that the results from Techiman South Constituency were not yet available.

Also, the amended petition asked the EC to admit further: “That Mrs. Jean Mensa, Chairperson of 1st Respondent, in her purported declaration on December 9, 2020, stated that even if the 128,018 votes of Techiman South Constituency were added to the votes standing to the name of [the] petitioner, that would not change the results.”

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Read below the full motion by John Dramani Mahama

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