Election 2020: “We accepted petition verdict for peace to reign”– Mahama

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The 2020 Flagbearer and Presidential candidate for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama, says he accepted the ruling of the Supreme Court on the Election 2020 petition for peace to reign.

NDC’s candidate, former president John Mahama, challenged the results  of the Election 2020 in court  after describing the exercise as “fraudulent”.

But in  a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court said this is because the case had no merit.

Per the results from the the electoral commission President Nana Akufo-Addo of the National Patriotic Party (NPP) won 51.59% of the votes and Mahama took 47.36%.

Speaking to the Eastern Regional House of Chiefs as part of his “Thank You Tour” today October 12 2021, John Dramani Mahama, noted that although the NDC accepted the verdict, they disagreed  with a lot of things that took place  in that court.

According to him, the NDC accepted the verdict of the election “in the interest of peace of the country”.

Mahama explained that justice must not only  be done but must be seen to be done  and so the demands  made  during the court hearing, one of them was to  let the Electoral Commission  give access  to information which  was turned down.

“I think that  justice must not only  be done but must be seen to be done and so the demands  we made  during the court hearing , one, to let the electoral commission  give access  to information which was turned down.

“Another was to ask the Electoral Commission some questions, which is done in normal court proceedings , that was also turned down.  And indeed the most injuries  one to our democracy, that is to let the person responsible for elections in this country stand in the witness box  and testify to the work she did , was also turned down.

“And so, we accepted the verdict but we disagreed  with a lot of things that took place  in that court. But in the interest of peace of the country, we accept by reason of that court , it means that the recognized  president of the country  is Nana Akufo-Addo  and we all respect him as our president . I will continue to say that even though we disagreed with  processes of  the elections, we disagreed with some of the process of the  court hearing , the reality of the fact  is that he is our president,” John Dramani Mahama told the Eastern Regional House of Chiefs.

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