The Supreme Court of Ghana has begun hearings on the presidential election petition filed by John Dramani Mahama who is praying the court to order a rerun of the December 7, 2020, election between himself and President Akufo-Addo.
Mr. Mahama argues that neither he nor President Akufo-Addo attained a clear majority during the polls because of the omission of the Techiman South constituency from the provisional declaration of results by the Electoral Commission.
According to the Electoral Commission, President Akufo-Addo garnered 51.59 percent of the votes while Mr. Mahama got 47.37 percent.
He is now asking the Supreme Court to order a re-run of the presidential election for him and the incumbent.
The hearing of the case began today.
Out of the 7 Supreme Court judges hearing today’s election petition case, 6 were appointed by Akuffo- Addo.. hmmm 🧐 #NDCElectionPetition— Mr. Os 🧘🏾♂️ (@abochie_) January 14, 2021
We have to send a DJ for the #NDCElectionPetition oo cos.. The Mahama Afa song.. We for start the jubilation for Supreme Court 😓— Labadi Abrantie♈😒 (@Nii_Champion1) January 14, 2021
Hmmm Ndc if anything you guys shouldnt be the one with errors in a petition ,i mean the way you guys treated the EC cos of errors,its really weird that you guys have errors #NDCElectionPetition— Tracy Nortey (@NorteyTracy) January 14, 2021
Nana is President today, tomorrow and until the end of his 2nd term.#PetitionAtoNsuom— Dua-Agyeman Jsc (@NanaKDuaAgyeman) January 14, 2021
This is what actually happened;— N.B.A (@Boakyewaa_N) January 14, 2021
Mr.Tsikata indicated that he was ready to move his Application for live telecast of the Court Proceedings,but the Court stated that the CJ had already decided that the proceedings be telecast live hence the application was moot.
You want a rerun of an election you claim you won? Can you be that incompetent?#PetitionAtoNsuom— Dua-Agyeman Jsc (@NanaKDuaAgyeman) January 14, 2021
Shamelessly, they went to court to be granted the chance to amend their errors but they want to crucify the EC for errors that had no substantial effect on the elections #PetitionAtoNsuom— MY President !!!! (@LiveYourlifeAK) January 14, 2021
The people’s President @NAkufoAddo he didn’t force himself on Ghanaians like the dead goat is doing. He won by a whooping 500,000 votes. Yes! half a million votes. #PetitionAtoNsuom pic.twitter.com/Huk0qAaYo1— Yaw A. Abban (@YAbbanx) January 14, 2021
But he said he had won the election and that, he was even looking forward to work with Joe Biden anaaa?? 😂 #PetitionAtoNsuom— Yaw A. Abban (@YAbbanx) January 14, 2021
I repeat.. The only case Mahani will win in the supreme court is a pillow case. Jon my hammer🤣😂🤣#PetitionAtoNsuom— #NPPHASWON (@Npp_4more) January 14, 2021