Election Petition: Mahama applies to amend application for review

The Director of Legal Affairs for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Abraham Amaliba, says the party has filed an application to amend its application for review.

Pretrial and case management for the petition presented by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer , John Dramani Mahama, contesting the election 2020 begun on Tuesday 19th January 2021.

The trial comes after the NDC argued that the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) flagbearer, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, did not win the election 2020 as declared by the EC.

Lawyers for President Akufo-Addo, have, however, argued that the election petition filed at the Supreme Court by NDC presidential candidate, John Mahama is full of weak and inconsistent complaints and must be dismissed.

According to Akufo-Addo, Mahama’s petition failed to disclose any attack on the validity of of the election held throughout all the polling station across the country.

“The election petition does not disclose any attack on the validity of the election held throughout the 38,622 polling stations and 311 special voting centres or any of the processes set out in the paragraphs 3 and 4 (supra).

“In point of fact, Petitioner only devotes an overwhelming portion of the petition(30 out of 35 paragraphs) to weak and inconsistent complaints about the “declaration of the winner” of the election by 1st Respondent, and the remaining five(5) paragraphs to empty allegations of “wrong aggregation of votes” and “votes padding,” which collectively involve about 6,622 votes- an amount patently insignificant to materially affect the outcome of an election in which 2nd respondent defeated Petitioner by we’ll over 500,000 votes” portions of the president’s response stated.

In an interview with host of Atinka FM’s AM Drive, Ekourba Gyasi, The Director of Legal Affairs for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Abraham Amaliba explained that the filing is important due to additional information available to them.

“Yesterday, we filed an application to amend our application for review on the grounds that we have additional information that is important to the ongoing case which we need to add to our application to review. So we are on course”, he added.


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