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It’s Not Too Late To Call And Congratulate Akufo-Addo – NPP To Mahama

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The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has called on the 2020 Presidential candidate of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama to accept the court verdict concerning his petition and congratulate President Akufo-Addo just as he did for him in 2013.

“Following the lucid judgment of the Supreme Court, many had expected the petitioner, John Mahama, to emulate the good examples of the petitioner in the 2012 Elections Petition, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, who, even though, disagreed with the judgement of the Supreme Court at the time, ACCEPTED the decision and CONGRATULATED the then President, H.E. John Dramani Mahama, in the interest of the nation,” John Boadu, General Secretary of the NPP said in a press release.

“It is not too late for John Mahama to call H.E. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, whose emphatic 2020 election victory has been affirmed by the Supreme Court, to congratulate him. It is on account of this that the NPP is calling on the former President, John Dramani Mahama, to do the needful in the collective interest of our nation”

Below is the full statement:

NPP CALLS ON JOHN MAHAMA TO DEMONSTRATE STATESMANSHIP AND ACCEPT THE VERDICT OF THE SUPREME COURT ON THE 2020 ELECTION PETITION

The NPP is calling on the NDC’s 2020 Presidential Candidate, John Dramani Mahama, to accept the verdict of the Supreme Court on the 2020 Election Petition, as a mark of statesmanship and fidelity to the rule of law, even if he disagrees with the judgment.

After two months of hearing the petition filed by John Mahama challenging the validity of the declaration of the results of the 2020 General Elections, the nation’s Apex Court, on Thursday, March 4, 2021, delivered its final judgment dismissing the petition as lacking merit. Following the lucid judgment of the Supreme Court, many had expected the petitioner, John Mahama, to emulate the good examples of the petitioner in the 2012 Elections Petition, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, who, even though, disagreed with the judgement of the Supreme Court at the time, ACCEPTED the decision and CONGRATULATED the then President, H.E. John Dramani Mahama, in the interest of the nation. For the avoidance of doubt, these were the exact words of the then petitioner, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, immediately after the Supreme Court ruling on August 29, 2013, despite the fact that at least 4 out of the 9 justices of the Supreme Court ruled in his favor: “I have called President John Dramani Mahama and I congratulated him on being elected the fourth President of our country. The Supreme Court of our nation has spoken, and the results of the December 2012 presidential elections has been confirmed as having been won by the candidate of the NDC, President Mahama. As I said earlier, whilst I disagree with the court’s decision, I accept it.

I accept that what the court said, brings finality to the election dispute. We shall not be asking for a review of the verdict so we can all move on in the interest of our nation… I am saddened by the verdict and I know that many of our supporters are saddened too. However, for the sake and love of our country, we must embark on a path that builds rather than destroys to deal with our disappointments”.

This singular act of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo did not only reaffirm his longstanding fidelity to the rule of law as a consummate democrat, and to his country and citizens, but also earned him and the country international accolades and plaudits. As indicated, many had expected John Mahama to take advantage of similar situation on March 4, to prove his commitment to democratic tenets, but that never happened, unfortunately.

Instead, John Mahama would rather hold a press conference to unleash invectives and unprovoked attacks on the judiciary and the election management body much to the chagrin of democratic observers and the generality of the Ghanaian people. The gravamen of his attacks on these two important state institutions was that the Supreme Court had shielded the chairperson of the commission from testifying in court.

John Mahama alleges, inter alia, that, the Supreme Court did not give him justice, and that, the Court aided the EC Chairperson “to avoid explaining to the good people of Ghana from her own testimony, under oath in a properly constituted court of law, the errors she herself admits to have committed in the declaration of the 2020 Presidential election results.

Whatever the reasons for not allowing Mrs. Jean Mensa to testify or answer any questions, it leaves, it leaves an embarrassing stain, not only on our justice delivery system but also on the nation’s electoral system. The Supreme Court has given its verdict, but the national debate on the dismal state of our democracy and the increasing weakness of its institutions has only just begun. It is time we all come together to confront those who seek to destroy the very democratic system that brought them into office. It is our patriotic duty to do so”.

These harsh words and imputations coming from John Mahama, a former President of the Republic still baffles many, particularly because the Supreme Court, as has been explained, has only stuck to the time-tested principle of the common law practice and for that matter the position of our legal system on civil litigation, that, YOU WIN IN COURT BASED ON THE STRENGTH OF YOUR OWN CASE AND NOT BASED ON THE SUPPOSED WEAKNESSES OF YOUR OPPONENT’S CASE.

Indeed, the nation’s Supreme Court once held that it would be MADNESS to allow a party depend on his opponent in order to prove his case. John Mahama certainly shouldn’t expect the Supreme Court of Ghana to do what it clearly said would amount to madness. It would also be recalled that John Mahama stated in 2013 that, “The Courts cannot give you what the people have not given you”. We agreed with him then, and we still do agree with him today on this profound statement.

Well, John Mahama may have lost an opportunity to repeat the enviable feat achieved by President Akufo-Addo in 2012 and get his name written in the history books of consummate and patriotic democrats, but it is certainly not too late for him to right the wrong. It is not too late for John Mahama to come to terms with his fate and accept the verdict of the nation’s Apex Court even if he disagrees with the judgement. It is not too late for John Mahama to call H.E. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, whose emphatic 2020 election victory has been affirmed by the Supreme Court, to congratulate him. It is on account of this that the NPP is calling on the former President, John Dramani Mahama, to do the needful in the collective interest of our nation. Finally, the NPP wishes to use this opportunity to once again congratulate H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, whose emphatic re-election victory as the winner of the 2020 polls, has been unanimously confirmed by the Supreme Court verdict, as a true and accurate reflection of the sovereign will of the Ghanaian people.

The party is once again thankful to the members of the 2nd Respondent’s legal team led by the venerable Akoto Ampaw Esq., Frank Davies Esq., Kwaku Asirifi Esq., and Yaw Oppong Esq., as well as their supporting staff. Equally, the NPP is grateful to the bench and its staff, the media, the security agencies, party supporters and indeed all persons who have played diverse roles towards the attainment of this feat, which has further strengthened the country’s democratic credentials.

JOHN BOADU
GENERAL SECRETARY

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NDC Will Stay In Power For 16-Years If Mahama Wins 2024 Polls – Prophet

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Prophet Benjamin Nana Yaw Osei Tutu, General Overseer of Yehowa Beye Prayer Ministry says the National Democratic Congress (NDC) will rule Ghana for 16-years if former president John Dramani Mahama wins the 2024 elections.

Speaking on Rainbow radio, the man of God said Minority leader, Haruna Iddrisu will follow in John Mahama’s steps after he’s done with his term

“If Mr. Mahama serves his term, Haruna Iddrisu will follow. I saw him holding the flag of Ghana in his hands. The presidency would be in the hands of the people from the Northern region and the NDC for 16 years.”

According to him, the only way the NPP can avoid defeat in 2024 is to forfeit Presidential Primaries and let Bawumia take over from Akufo-Addo.

He said President Akufo-Addo must step down for his Vice, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia to take over if the New Patriotic Party (NPP) desire to go beyond the 8-year term.

Source: GhanaFeed.com

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Mahama Will Win Election 2024 No Matter Who The NPP Brings – Prophet

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Prophet Benjamin Nana Yaw Osei Tutu, General Overseer of Yehowa Beye Prayer Ministry says President Akufo-Addo must step down for his Vice, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia to take over if the New Patriotic Party (NPP) desire to go beyond the 8-year term.

According to him, the only way the NPP can avoid defeat is to forfeit Presidential Primaries and let Bawumia take over from Akufo-Addo.

Anything other than this will hand John Dramani Mahama and the NDC a heavy victory over the NPP in 2024.

He noted that should the NPP go for Primaries, Dr Bawumia will lose.

He also urged the NDC to maintain John Mahama to stand a chance of winning the polls.

Source: GhanaFeed.com

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Akufo-Addo Must Resign For Bawumia To Take Over If NPP Wants To Break The 8 – Prophet

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Prophet Benjamin Nana Yaw Osei Tutu, General Overseer of Yehowa Beye Prayer Ministry says President Akufo-Addo must step down for his Vice, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia to take over if the New Patriotic Party (NPP) desire to go beyond the 8-year term.

According to him, the only way the NPP can avoid defeat is to forfeit Presidential Primaries and let Bawumia take over from Akufo-Addo.

Anything other than this will hand John Dramani Mahama and the NDC a heavy victory over the NPP in 2024.

He also urged the NDC to maintain John Mahama to stand a chance of winning the polls.

Source: GhanaFeed.com

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