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Prez. Akufo-Addo Has Finally Responded To Mahama’s Amended Election Petition

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, through his lawyers, submitted a reply to an amended election petition by John Dramani Mahama, the flag bearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress.

In an interview with Citi News monitored by GhanaCNN.com, Henry Nana Boakye, a spokesperson for the president’s legal team, said the response was in line with the Supreme Court’s order.

By the natural sequence of events, it is only fitting that the respondent also do the same by today, once the petitioner has demanded the court’s hearing to make certain changes to his petition. The Supreme Court gave an order that you should file it today if you have any response to the amended petition,” he said.

However, the legal team spokesperson maintains that the lawyers of the president hold their preliminary challenge to the dismissal of the lawsuit.

 

“On these issues, they do not have to waste the court’s time because the facts they have submitted do not support their case,” he said.

As submitted to the Supreme Court on December 30, 2020, Mr. Mahama’s petition was found to contain errors, including the exchange of the Electoral Commission and President Akufo-Addo in one of the reliefs being sought.

The Supreme Court, which in granting the motion claimed that the typographical errors sought to be corrected did not materially impact the substance of the case, gave the green light to John Mahama, who filed a motion to amend the said errors.

The 2020 presidential election is being contested by former President John Dramani Mahama and the National Democratic Congress on grounds that it was flawed.

Former President Mahama insists that none of them obtained a simple majority of 50 percent + 1 votes between himself and President Akufo-Addo, who had the most votes, to be declared the winner.

 

The Electoral Commission in announcing the election results said President Akufo-Addo garnered 51.59 per cent of the votes while Mr. Mahama got 47.37 per cent.

Source: www.GhanaCNN.com

 

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How Dare You To Do This Behind My Back- Angry Mahama Slaps Sammy Gyamfi

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How Dare You To Do This Behind My Back- Angry Mahama Slaps Sammy Gyamfi

Former President John Dramani Mahama the flag bearer for the National Democratic Congress In the Just ended 2020 election sent a very strong message to Sammy Gyamfi the Communication Manager of the party after the remarks he made against some party leaders.

The Former president made a statement on his social media platforms when it was responding to comments made on social media by the NDC communications officer claiming that John Mahama is the man behind the statement made by Sammy Gyamfi.

After Parliament passed the first batch of President Akufo-nominees, Addo’s he called the minority caucus traitors, particularly three of them who had been initially rejected by the minority.

Names like Haruna Idrissu and Mubarak Muntaka were specifically named in his statement as those who had betrayed the group. John Mahama reacting to this statement said that Sammy Gyamfi went to far by making this statement to these leaders and that he is not supposed to hide behind his back to do that.

Source: GhanaCNN.com

 

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Don’t Be Too Arrogant To Congratulate Him- NPP Urges Mahama

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Don't Be Too Arrogant To Congratulate Him- NPP Urges Mahama

Former President John Dramani has been urged by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to congratulate President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on his victory in the 2020 presidential election.
“It is not too late for Mr John Mahama to congratulate President Akufo-Addo, whose resounding win in the 2020 election has been confirmed by the Supreme Court.

“It is for this reason that the NPP is urging the former President to act in the national interest,” the party said in a statement signed by its General Secretary, Mr John Boadu.

It urged Mr Mahama, the NDC’s presidential candidate for 2020, to recognize the Supreme Court’s decision on the 2020 Election Petition as a mark of statesmanship and adherence to the rule of law, even though he disagreed with the decision.

Many had expected the petitioner, Mr Mahama, to follow the successful example of the petitioner in the 2012 Election Petition, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, who disagreed with the Supreme Court’s decision at the time but acknowledged it and congratulated the then President, Mr Mahama, in the national interest, following the Supreme Court’s judgment on March 4, 2021.

“I have called President John Dramani Mahama and congratulated him on being elected the fourth President of our country,” President Akufo-Addo said after the 2012 election petition, according to the study.

Our nation’s Supreme Court has spoken, and the results of the December 2012 presidential election have been reported as having been won by the NDC’s nominee, President Mahama. As I previously said, I accept the court’s ruling, even though I disagree with it. I agree that the court’s decision puts the election conflict to a close.”

According to the statement, the NPP agreed with Mr Mahama in 2013 when he said, “The Courts cannot give you what the people have not given you.”

According to the statement, Mr Mahama may have missed an opportunity to replicate President Akufo-enviable Addo’s feat of 2013 and have his name written in the history books of consummate and patriotic democrats.

It did say, however, that it was not too late for Mr Mahama to make amends.

It said, “It is not too late for John Mahama to accept his fate and accept the decision of the nation’s Apex Court, even if he disagrees with the judgment.”

Source: www.GhanaCNN.com

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President Akufo Addo To Present State Of The Nation Address Today

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His Excellency, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s state of the nation address (SONA)to be delivered on Tuesday, 9 March will no longer take place at the appointed time, 8:30 a.m.

The programme has been shifted to 1:00 pm that same day, a statement dated March 5 issued by Parliament has said.

The move was necessitated by the House’s business for the week, the statement continued.

“For the knowledge of all dignitaries who have been invited to attend the presentation by the President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on the State of the Nation Message scheduled for Tuesday, 9 March 20231, it is announced that the time of the event has been changed from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Source: www.GhanaCNN.com

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