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Supreme Court affirms President Nana Akuffo Addo’s 2020 election win by dismissing Mahama’s petition as “without merit”

The Supreme Court on Thursday affirmed President Nana Akuffo Addo’s win in the 2020 general polls by dismissing the petition challenging the Electoral Commission’s declaration.

In a unanimous decision read by the president of the seven member panel who is also the Chief Justice, Anim Yeboah, said the petition lacked merit and the Petitioner, John Dramani Mahama, could not demonstrate how errors made by the EC affected the declaration by Mrs Jean A. Mensa.

The EC Chairperson’s errors, the Supreme Court in its two hour judgment stated, could also not take away the will of the people.

The apex Court ruled that the declaration by the EC did not violate Article 63 (3) of the 1992 Constitution.

The Court noted that the issue of alleged vote padding was serious but the Petitioner failed to prove the alleged vote padding with credible evidence.

The Court was of the opinion that even if the vote padding was proven, same would not affect results announced by the EC on December 9, 2020.

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