Mahama demands a second round election
Former President John Dramani Mahama has requested the Supreme Court to place an order for a second round election.
According to John Mahama the votes that he and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Flagbearer President Akufo-Addo earned in the December 7 election which the EC chairperson declared were not suitable to declare the President.
In Mr Mahama’s petition, he said, “The claim that percentage of votes obtained by the 2nd Respondent [Nana Akufo-Addo] was 51.595% [6,730,413] of the total valid votes that she distinctly stated to have been 13,434,574 was a manifest error, as votes cast for 2nd Respondent would amount to 50.098% and not the 51.595% erroneously declared.”
He also stated that the first person to Respond to the EC’s election results declaration said the NDC Flagbearer earned 6,214,889 being 47.366% of the valid votes.
“From the total votes cast of 13,434,574, petitioner’s percentages would reduce to 46.260% and not the 47.366% erroneously declared.
“The percentage attribute to all but one of the other candidates by Mrs Jean Adukwei Mensa were all incorrect,” he stated.
In addition to that, the petition stands 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.”
Mr Mahama included, “That in making the said declaration, Mrs Jean Adukwei Mensa, Chairperson of 1st Respondent and the Returning Officer for the Presidential Elections, violated the constitutional duty imposed on her by Articles 23 and 296(a) of the Constitution to be fair, candid and reasonable”.