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Supreme court dismisses Mahama’s petition for being without merit

The supreme court of Ghana has dismissed the petition brought before it by the ex president of Ghana, John Mahama following the December 9th declaration of the 2020 presidential election.

In a unanimous decision, the court ruled that the petitioner failed to prove that there were irregularities that affected the outcome of the 2020 December 7th election.

The court held that no credible evidence was raised to support the petitioners case on the 5 matters the court set out to determine.

The court also ruled that it was clear that the mistake of made by the chairperson of the electoral commission Mrs. Jean Adukwei Mensa in announcing the total vote cast as the total valid votes cast, which was later corrected,  was inadvertent and didn’t have any effect on the outcome of the election results.

President John Mahama was hoping the court would grant him several reliefs including ordering a run off between himself and the president of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo who was the 2nd repondent in the petition.

Source: Ghanatribune.com