The 2020 presidential candidate of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) John Dramani Mahama is expected to address the nation today, Wednesday, December 30, at 8 pm.
This follows the success filing of a petition at the Supreme Court to challenge the legitimacy of the 2020 presidential results as declared by the Electoral Commission.
In a statement issued by the General Secretary of the NDC, Johnson Asiedu-Nketiah and sighted by JoyNews, the party said the petition was filed after an audit of the 2020 Presidential results and extensive consultations with the National Executive Committee and Council of Elders of the NDC.
“The petition details serious violations of the 1992 Constitution by the Electoral Commission and its Chairperson and Returning Officer for the Presidential Election, Mrs. Jean Adukwei Mensa in the conduct of their constitutional and legal responsibilities.
“It seeks among others, a declaration from the Supreme Court to the effect that, the purported declaration of the results of the 2020 Presidential Election on the 9th day of December 2020 is unconstitutional, null and void and of no effect whatsoever”, part of the statement read.
The decision by the former President to file the petition follows weeks of protest by NDC supporters against the election verdict announced by the EC.
Among other things, Mr. Mahama has described it as flawed and fictitious and a deliberate attempt to overturn the will of the people.
While the Commission’s boss, Jean Mensa on Tuesday, December 9, had revealed that the governing New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) Nana Akufo-Addo polled 6,730, 413 (51.59%) of the total votes cast, the NDC’s John Mahama garnered 6, 214, 889 (47.36%) of the total votes cast.
But the former President and the NDC maintain that the verdict was fabricated to favour the incumbent government.
The party’s stance has since been strongly defended by NDC supporters who have hit the streets to demand that the announcement be overturned.