The National Democratic Congress (NDC) is expected to file a petition against the 2020 presidential results at the Supreme Court today, Wednesday, December 30.
A member of the NDC legal team hinted on Saturday in a media Interview that the party has taken the decision to contest the election results in court by December 30, 2020.
On Tuesday, the party released a statement signed by its General Secretary, Johnson Asideu-Nketiah to confirm the NDC Executive Committee has taken the decision to officially challenge the election results at the law court.
The NDC have alleged that the election was flawed, citing a number of irregularities as the basis for rejecting the results.
Kasatintin.com gathers that NDC legal team led by Tsatsu Tsikata, will push the Chairperson of the Commission, Jean Mensa to justify the numbers and percentages used to determine the winner of the December 7 presidential polls.
This move, according to sources is not to overturn the presidential results as declared by the EC but to establish the actual votes obtained by Nana Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and John Dramani Mahama of the NDC.
Exclusive information Kasatintin.com has sighted say some NDC lawyers believe that per the numbers Jean Mensa declared, neither candidate Akufo-Addo or Mahama secured the required 50+1 votes hence the election should have ended in a runoff– in the worst-case scenario.
NDC presidential candidate John Dramani Mahama is expected to address a press conference after filing of petition.
The NDC legal team is made up of Tsatsu Tsikata, Nana Ato Dadzie, Fui Tsikata, Dominic Ayeni, Tony Lithur, Dr. Bassit Bamba, Samuel Cudjoe and Marietta Brew Appiah- Oppong.
The others are Victor Kojoga Adawudu, Edudzi Kudzo Tameklo, Dr. Abraham Amaliba, Dr. Rainer Akumperigya and Rockson-Nelson Etse Kwami Dafeamekpor.
Meanwhile, the 2020 flagbearer of the Great Consolidated Popular Party (GCPP) Dr. Henry Lartey has advised former President Mahama not to challenge the 2020 election results in court.
The GCPP flagbearer is calling on Mr. Mahama to concede defeat just as the other presidential candidates have done.
Mr. Lartey stated that the former president ‘ has lost the election, he shouldn’t go to court; it’s a waste of money. The presidential candidates, those of us who conceded have come together to maintain peace, we are trying to engage the former president but we were not able to see him. This is not the Mahama I know, he is a very open person but what is happening is not good for his reputation’.
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