In the wake of the yet to be commenced hearing of the 2020 Election Petition by the National Democratic Congress at the Supreme Court, the Legal Team of the incumbent New Patriotic Party (NPP) government have expressed their readiness in defending the Akufo-Addo led administration.
Speaking in an interview on Happy FM with Sefa Danquah, Nana Adjoa Adobea Asante, spokesperson for the legal team of the NPP administration asserted that “We are prepared. When the trained lawyers of John Dramani Mahama filed a petition, we came out with a press release stating that we are ready to respond and we have done so ably and we are also ready to go further. As we have stated from the beginning, we are poised.”
According to her the petition presented by the Mahama-led administration at the Supreme Court “did not ground a proper cause of action.”
Surprisingly, she indicated that a major part of the petition focused on the mistakes made in the declaration of the results rather than challenging the validity of the elections.
Former President John Mahama and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) have petitioned the Supreme Court to annul the results of Election 2020. Mr. Mahama also wants the apex court to order for a re-run of the polls hence the need to issue a fiat restraining President Akufo-Addo from holding himself as the President-elect.
Meanwhile President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and the Electoral Commission (EC) have given their responses to the election petition filed by the former President.
In separate answers to the petition, however, both the President and the EC described the petition as one that lacks substance and have raised preliminary legal objections to the Petition.