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“The first respondent had a firewall built around to shield her from accountability on her stewardship.” – Mahama’s reaction to Supreme Court’s verdict on the 2020 presidential dispute

The Petitioner in the 2020 Presidential dispute, John Dramani Mahama has rebuffed the ruling of the Supreme Court which affirmed his contender, Nana Akuffo Addo’s second term victory as president.

According to former President Mahama, the ruling by the court was received with disappointment from many Ghanaians and watchers who would have expected accountability from the Electoral Commission and its chairperson, Mrs. Jean Mensah.

The supreme court on Thursday delivered its verdict on a petition filed by Mr. Mahama which was unanimously dismissed by the seven member panel chaired by the Chief Justice, Anim Yeboah who said the petition was without merit.

However, addressing a press conference in reaction to the apex court’s ruling on Thursday, former president Mahama said throughout the court processes, it became obvious that the first respondent had a firewall built around to shield her from accountability on her stewardship.

The 2020 NDC Flagbearer said that wasn’t only a blot on what the EC in the past had represented, but also denied many the opportunity from hearing her side on how she run the elections.

Mr. Mahama in calling for a united NDC that is ready to face future elections carried out in a transparent, free and fair manner, also cautioned that law shouldn’t be used for partisan purposes since this could potentially harm the democracy that the country had embraced.

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