2020 Election Supreme Court Update: EC Must Conduct Second Election For Akufo-Addo And I – Mahama Directs Court

Flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama, has called on the Supreme Court to cause the Electoral Commission to conduct a second election.

Mahama wants the elections to be held between just him and the incumbent, Nana Akufo-Addo as candidates.

In a report filed by CitiNews, Mahama also wants an injunction to be put on Akufo-Addo to stop him from parading himself as President-elect.

In his petition to Supreme Court, Mahama stated the above and a few others as his relief in the petition filed before the apex court.

The election petition case was filed on Wednesday, December 30, 2020, by Mahama’s lawyers following the party‘s audit of the 2020 Presidential results and approval by the National Executive Committee and Council of Elders of the party.

Find below Mahama’s reliefs

(a) A declaration that Mrs. Jean Adukwei Mensa, Chairperson of [EC] and the Returning Officer for the Presidential Elections held on 7`. December 2020 was in breach of Article 63(3) of the 1992 Constitution in the declaration she made on 9th December 2020 in respect of the Presidential Election that was held on 7th December 1020;

(b) A declaration that, based on the data contained in the declaration made by Mrs. Jean Adukwei Mensa, Chairperson of [EC] and the Returning Officer for the Presidential Elections held on 7th December 2020, no candidate satisfied the requirement of Article 63(3) of the 1992 Constitution to be declared President-elect

(c) A declaration that the purported declaration made on 9th December 2020 of the results of the Presidential Election by Mrs. Jean Adukwel Mensa, Chairperson of Respondent and the Returning Officer for the Presidential Elections held on 7″ December 2020 is unconstitutional, null and void and of no effect whatsoever;

(d) An order annulling the Declaration of President-Elect Instrument, 2020 (C.1. 130) dated 9th December 2020, issued under the hand of Mrs. Jean Adukwel Mensa, Chairperson of the [EC] and the Returning Officer for the Presidential Elections held 7′ December 2020 and gazetted on 10th December 2020;

(e) An order of injunction restraining [President Akufo-Addo] from holding himself out as President-elect;

(f) An order of mandatory injunction directing the [EC] to proceed to conduct a second election with Petitioner and [Nana Akufo-Addo] as the candidates as required under Articles 63(4) and (5) of the 1992 Constitution.

post by: Dwomoh Dennis for thedistin.com.
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