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Election Petition: NPP names Oppong Nkrumah, four others as spokespersons

The legal team of President Nana Akufo-Addo has designated five persons to speak to the media on the Election Petition case before the Supreme Court of Ghana.

The five-member spokespersons are Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, Member of Parliament, Ofoase Ayirebi, Yaw Buaben Asamoa, National Communications Director, NPP, Henry Nana Boakye, National Youth Organizer, NPP, Fati Abubakar – Deputy Communications Director, Presidency and Nana Adjoa Adobea Asante – Legal Committee Member.

According to a statement signed by the Legal Directorate for the President, Frank Davies, the media should contact the above named persons for all information concerning the petition.

The NDC leader, John Dramani Mahama petitioned the Supreme Court asking that it annul the election results that saw Nana Akufo-Addo declared winner of the 2020 elections.

Mr Mahama argues that President Akufo-Addo benefitted from arithmetic errors and vote padding.

In a response to the NDC flag bearer’s petition, Akufo-Addo has asked the Supreme Court to dismiss the election petition.

He described Mahama’s petition as “incompetent, frivolous and vexatious”.

“That in the circumstance, the petition is incompetent, frivolous and vexatious and discloses no reasonable cause of action in terms of 64(1) of the constitution.”

“2nd respondent accordingly invites this honourable court to determine that the petition is incompetent, frivolous and vexatious and discloses no reasonable cause of action in terms of 64(1) of the constitution and sets the issue down for legal arguments.”

The Election Petition will be heard from January 14, 2021 and judgement is expected to be delivered by February 10, 2021.

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