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Akua Donkor Petitions Supreme Court To Throw Out NDC’s Yet-to-be Filed Election Petition

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Controversial Founder and leader of the Ghana Freedom Party, Maame Akua Donkor has petitioned the Supreme Court not to entertain any election petition by the NDC.

According to her, claims by the NDC that the polls were rigged in favor of the NPP is baseless and frivolous.

Akua Donkor who placed fifth in the 2020 election with 5,577 votes representing 0.024% of valid votes cast maintained that the results, as declared by the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Mrs. Jean Mensa, was a true reflection of the will of the Ghanaian people.

Read the full petition below,……

Read Akua Donkor’s full petition below:

“I humbly write to your good office to share my view on the declaration of the Presidency during the general election.

The main motive being that, the declaration of Presidency during the general election on the 9th day of December, 2020 by Mrs. Jean Mensa was clear and true just because, I Hon. Akua Donkor the flag bearer of Ghana Freedom Party (GFP) even declared the winner being his Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Tuesday the 8th of December, 2020 before Mrs. Jean Mensa came to announce to the general public.

l am therefore by this letter appealing to your good office to ignore and cancel the case brought before you by John Dramani Mahama and the NDC Party because it is never true that Mrs. Jean Mensa stole votes for his Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and all efforts made by Mrs. Jean Mensa on the declaration is true and clear but the NDC Party is just throwing stones in the eyes Ghanaians.

Akua Donkor

I hereby congratulate Mrs. Jean Mensa for her good job done, God Bless Her.

I must state further that, I placed the 4th position in the 2020 General Election and with this; I thank all Ghanaians for their recognizance and also it was clear to all Ghanaians on the Television that his Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo had 50.1+ and John Dramani Mahama had 47.1+ which shows the clear winner.

Please, find attached to this letter a copy of 2012 Election picture which shows very clear when the declaration was made by the Electoral Commissioner where I agreed to that Just because It was a clear declaration. So this shows I am a good citizen and wouldn’t like any conflict behind this general election and don’t agree with any re-election because If It Is true that John Drama. Mahama has won the general election, I would have supported him as I made In the 2012 general election. I count on your usual co-operation.

Thank you.

Cc: OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT JUBILEE HOUSE ACCRA — GHANA
Cc CHIEF OF STAFF JUBILEE HOUSE ACCRA — GHANA
Cc. THE REGISTRAR INTERNATIONAL COURT
Cc: ELECTORAL COMMISSION OF GHANA ACCRA – GHANA
Cc THE GENERAL CHAIRMAN NEW PATRIOTIC PARTY
Cc: THE GENERAL SECRETARY NEW PATRIOTIC PARTY
Yours faithfully,
HON. AKUA DONKOR (Flag bearer of GFP)

Source: GhanaFeed.Com

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Tsikata Files Another Motion At The Supreme Court Today Seeking To Amend His Earlier Processes – NPP Cries Over ‘Delay Tactics’

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Lawyers for former President John Dramani Mahama have filed a fresh process at the Supreme Court seeking leave to amend earlier processes in the 2020 presidential election petition.

The new application was filed at the Supreme Court at 2:30pm on Monday, January 25, 2021.

The Supreme Court is due to hear the 2020 presidential election petition filed by Mr Mahama on Tuesday, January 26, 2021.

Ahead of the appearance in court Tuesday, Mr Mahama’s legal team filed another application at 2:30pm Monday seeking to further amend earlier processes.

The lead counsel for Mr Mahama, Mr Tsatsu Tsikata also intends to file and or argue an additional ground for his application for review filed on January 20, 2021.

One of the spokespersons for President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo [2nd respondent] in the case, Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah who is also the Minister of Information designate thinks that “The effect is to occasion further delays in dealing with the five issues in the substantive matter. Its very unfortunate,” he tweeted.

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EC Lawyers Support Tsatsu Tsikata As They Beg Supreme Court To Bring Forward The Hearing Of Petitioner’s Review

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Lawyers for the Electoral Commission (EC) in the election petition are in support of the hearing of the review of the ruling on interrogatories to be brought forward from Thursday, January 28, 2021, to Tuesday, January 26, 2021.

Their stance is in support of a similar motion by the petitioner in the case, John Mahama.

In a motion signed by Justin Amenuvor, the lead lawyer for the EC, he said the sole reason for the notice of abridgement of time for the application for review is to “facilitate an expeditious trial.”

“That the abridgement of time is necessary for a speedy determination of the motion on notice for review and any further orders this Honourable Court may deem fit,” he argued.

“In the circumstances, I respectfully pray that in the interest of justice and speedy determination of This matter, and in line with the timelines of CI 99 the hearing date for the motion on notice for review be abridged to the 26th January 2021 subject to the convenience of the Court.”

The interrogatories from the National Democratic Congress flagbearer, John Mahama, wanted answers to 12 questions as part of the pre-trial process.

But both the lawyers for the EC and President Akufo-Addo opposed the application.

They argued that John Mahama and his legal team were using the “back door” to seek further information from the EC that was not captured in their petition.

Mr. Akoto Ampaw, the lawyer for the President, further described the application as a “fishing expedition”.

The Supreme Court in a unanimous decision then dismissed the application prompting the motion for review.

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Mahama’s Lawyers Fail To File Witness Statements As Chief Justice Ordered – Akufo-Addo, EC Lawyers File Statements

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Lawyers of the first respondent, Electoral Commission (EC), and the second respondent, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, in the Election 2020 petition filed by the defeated presidential candidate of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) John Dramani Mahama, have filed their witness statements as directed by the seven-member Supreme Court Panel during its sitting on Wednesday, the 20th of January 2021.

The petitioner who was however directed to file same for his suggested five (5) witnesses by 12:00 noon on the 21st of January 2021 has as at today, Saturday the 23rd of January 2021 failed to do so but has rather filed an application seeking to stay proceedings at the Supreme Court until his application for review of the Supreme Court’s decision on an earlier application for interrogatories has been heard.

The first respondent (EC) filed one witness statement in support of their case and the witness is the Chairperson of the EC, Mrs. Jean Mensa. On the other hand, the second respondent, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, by a power of attorney dated the 15th of January 2021 appointing Peter Mac Manu to testify on his behalf has also filed one witness statement.

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