Contrary to assertions by the legal team of former President John Dramani Mahama in the ongoing election petition that neither their client nor President Akufo-Addo got the required votes to secure victory in the 7 December 2020 presidential polls, the National Democratic Congress’ own General Secretary, Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketia, arrived at 51.2 per cent for the second respondent and 47 per cent for his own presidential candidate during his testimony for the petitioner before the Supreme Court, Information Minister-designate, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has said.
In a post-trial address to the media on Monday, 22 February 2021, one of the spokespersons for Mr Mahama’s legal team, Mr Sammy Gyamfi, who is also the National Communication Officer of the NDC, said: “We are doing all these things because of the Constitution that all of us have agreed to be bound by”, explaining: “Article 63(3) of that Constitution says that no person should be made a president until and unless he attains more than 50 per cent of the total valid votes in any presidential election and it is clear from Jean Mensa’s own declaration and the figures contained therein that candidate Akufo-Addo did not get more than 50 per cent”.
Per the NDC’s computations, Mr Gyamfi said President Nana Akufo-Addo should not be in office.
“We’ve done the mathematics here over and over again and you can do the mathematics yourself. He did not cross and, so, the petitioner, John Dramani Mahama, is doing this on behalf of all of us, and he is doing this in defence of the Constitution”, he noted.
When the President’s legal team took their turn to also address the media after Mr Mahama’s team was done, Mr Oppong Nkrumah, who is the lead spokesperson for the President’s legal team, said: “Ghanaians have followed the journey that has gone on so far in the court where the petitioner was being looked to adduce evidence”.
“I heard our colleagues [NDC legal team] saying that the mathematics is clear, but you have been here covering for all the days that we have been here and I’m not sure that to you, you saw mathematics that yielded results other than 47 per cent for the petitioner, Mr John Dramani Mahama and 51.2 per cent for the second respondent Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
“That was the mathematics that you saw Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketia arrive at.”
“That was the arithmetic that he arrived at”, the Ofoase Ayirebi MP stressed, noting: “The answer that he arrived at when he made the various computations”.
“You are hearing them telling you that the mathematics is clear, nobody crossed the 49-per cent [mark] but in the walls of the Supreme Court, before the Justices, I’m not sure you have seen them prove that”, he added.
In his view, the court has given fair hearing to all the parties involved in the matter, of which, he noted, the petitioner has been a beneficiary.
“The court has decided that despite its earlier warnings that if its processes are not complied with, it can strike out the matter, it will still accommodate them so that they can file their written addresses. I think this is clear evidence that nobody is being denied a fair trial here. The court bent itself backwards and is accommodating the interest of all parties so we look forward to the 4th of March for judgment”.
Confusion Rocks Ghana Police Service As 3 Officers Die In One Day – See The Cause Of Their Death
Three police officers died within 24 hours under different circumstances, according to reported reports by GhanaCNN.com that caused fear among their colleagues.
Sources reveal that Sergeant Jemima Aidoo, Sergeant Adjei Kumi, and Chief Inspector Godfred Osei Atunku died at different stations between 6 and 7 March 2021.
In the case of Sergeant Jemima Aidoo of the Tesano Police, she complained of chest pain and was rushed to Mary Lucy Hospital in Awoshie and later moved to the Police Hospital for further care, but was pronounced dead upon arrival.
Sergeant Adjei Kumi at the Aveyime Police station collapsed on duty and was rushed to the Roman Catholic Hospital at Battor for treatment.
He was however pronounced dead on arrival by one Doctor Edwin of the emergency unit of the hospital.
Chief Inspector Godfred Osei Atunku who until his demise was the Chamba Station Officer died at Bimbilla Government Hospital after a short illness.
‘Happy birthday wifey’ – Secrete Female Lover Of Serwaa Amihere Sends Her A Heart Warming Birthday Message
Serwaa Amihere, an award-winning broadcaster, celebrated her one-year birthday with greetings from colleagues, family, and associates all over the world.
Moet Abebe, a well-known Nigerian host, wished Serwaa a happy birthday.
Serwaa was addressed as her wife in her letter.
She shared two pictures, each with the word “wife” in the caption.
The first caption on Moet Abebe reads:“TODAY IS MY WIFE’S [email protected] SERWAAAMIHERE!!!! GIRL I LOVE YOU!!!…”
See screenshot below:
The second photo also came with the caption, “HAPPY BIRTHDAY [email protected]!”
This has sparked outrage on social media, with users questioning whether a female would refer to another as wifey unless they are lesbian partners or there is something else going on that the general public is unaware of.
Major News Headlines This Afternoon Monday, 8th March 2021
- Election Petition: Why ‘star witness’ Asiedu Nketia’s cross-examination was used against the petitioner
John Dramani Mahama, the Presidential Candidate of the NDC in the 2020 election, got his Election Petition dismissed by the Supreme Court of Ghana for lack of merit.
In the two-hour judgement of the seven-member panel delivered by Chief Justice Kwasi Anin-Yeboah last Thursday, March 4, the Justices identified some loopholes in the answers of Johnson Asiedu Nketia, Principal Witness One, when the latter was cross-examined.
The Chief Justice describing Johnson Asiedu Nketia as the ‘star witness’ for the Petitioner, John Dramani Mahama stated that the Petitioner was not in “Court to challenge the validity of the figures or data presented by the Chairperson of 1st Respondent that is why in his testimony, he did not provide any data to contradict that of the 1st Respondent.”
2. Massive fear as 3 police officers die within 24 hours
Three police officers have died within 24 hours under various circumstances according to confirmed reports sighted by MyNewsGh.com sparking fear among their colleagues.
Sources reveal that Sergeant Jemima Aidoo, Sergeant Adjei Kumi and Chief Inspector Godfred Osei Atunku at various stations died between March 6 and 7 2021.
3. Coronavirus vaccine not for sale – NCCE tells Ghanaians
The Municipal Director of the National Commission for Civic Education in the Ga Central Municipality, Cynthia Anima Boadu, has asked the public not to pay for the COVID-19 vaccination because it is free.
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Former Black Stars assistant coach Maxwell Konadu has celebrated his compatriot Abdul Karim Zito for winning the U-20 Africa Cup of Nations tournament.
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Kumawood actress, Kyeiwaa has announced the unfortunate demise of her daughter.
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