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Mahama Not Relying On Jean Mensah To Prove His Case – Marietta Brew

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A spokesperson and member of the legal team for the petitioner, Marietta Brew Appiah-Oppong, has dispelled claims that the petitioner is relying on witnesses of the respondents to make his case, hence the pressure on EC Chair, Jean Mensah to be cross-examined.

This comes after the Supreme Court today dismissed the petition by Mahama to have Jean Mensa and Mac Manu cross-examined despite various arguments by Tsatsu Tsikata, lead counsel for the petitioner.

“We have the strength of our case but as we have stated over and over again, the EC is accountable to us. She has to account as to how those errors arrived. When did she discover those errors? What was the process of correcting those errors?” Marietta Brew told the media after proceedings today.

She added that: “We’ve seen for some regions there are different summary sheets, different collation sheets. How did that come about? Who’s going to answer these? Apart from that remember that the petitioner is not the returning officer. The petitioner does not declare results. It is the chairperson that declares presidential results in an election.”

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It’s Unfortunate Mahama Dragged Us To Court Over Harmless Mistake – EC Lawyers File Closing Address

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The lawyers of the Electoral Commission (EC), first respondent in the ongoing petition hearing say it is unfortunate that they were dragged to court by the NDC’s 2020 Presidential Candidate, John Mahama.

According to them, the harmless mistake made by EC boss, Jean Mensah while declaring the election results on December 9 had no bearing on the outcome of the election which has triggered the petition.

They further stated that the former President has failed to provide any evidence whatsoever to challenge the election results and for that matter, the declaration of the result and hence, they are calling on the court to dismiss the petitioner’s case.

The submission is contained in the written closing address filed by the lawyers in compliance with the Supreme Court’s orders.

The Apex court on Monday announced it will deliver judgment on the election petition on Thursday, March 4.

Mr Mahama had filed a petition rejecting the election results as declared December 9 stating that none of the candidates who contested the December 7 polls including himself met the constitutional threshold of obtaining more than 50% of the valid votes cast.

The Electoral Commission and President Akufo-Addo were named as respondents in the petition as required by law.

The former President’s lawyers in the course of the trial served the EC with a document asking that it admits certain facts including that its chairperson announced 13.4 million as valid votes cast while handing President Akufo-Addo, 6.7 million votes.

They say the failure of the EC to admit or rebut these facts within 14 days as required by law means the facts have been admitted.

An admission of these facts they argue means President Akufo-Addo did not obtain more than 50% of the votes cast.

They are therefore urging the Supreme Court to on March 4, direct the Electoral Commission to organise a run-off between President Akufo-Addo and Mr Mahama.

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Supreme Court Discharges Ayine Of Contempt Charge

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Former Deputy Attorney General, Dr Dominic Ayine, has been discharged by the Supreme Court after being cited for contempt in the ongoing election petition.

This was after the court met today to weigh his execution of its directive to purge himself of contempt.

Dr Ayine had been ordered by the court to purge himself of the contempt by using the same medium of which he scandalized the Supreme Court.

“I have looked at what I said that day and I have come to the conclusion that I went overboard. I crossed the lines with respect to the remarks that I made in terms of attributing impropriety to the Supreme Court of the Republic of Ghana,” Ayine told the press on Monday February 22.

“This morning, I delivered a letter to His Lordship the Chief Justice, offering an unqualified apology to the court,” he said.

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Gabby Otchere Darko Is Fuelling LGBTQI Agenda Because He Is One Of Them – NDC Communicator Alleges

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Communications executive for the NDC, Mr Elikem E. Kotoko has alleged that there are reports proving that Mr. Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko is behind the recent surge in LGBTQI activities in Ghana.

Mr. Elikem Kotoko alleged that Mr. Otchere-Darko is a b*sexual hence his active involvement in LGBTQI debates in Ghana.

Gabby Otchere Darko shared on his twitter page few hours ago that; “You don’t have to be pro-gay to appreciate their situation. You only have to be human. Let us be careful and not generate an intense hate campaign against homosexuals. You can speak for the law and ‘culture’ minus hate. Hate sucks.”

In reaction to the tweet, Elikem Kotoko said Gabby was promoting LGBTQI in a ‘subtle pro-homos*xual agenda’ because he was part of them.

“Rumours have it that you are bis*xual yourself, it is the reason you are on this subtle pro-homos*xual agenda. Pls our culture frowns on it and it has nothing to do with humans left or right. If your dada had slept with another man, tell me where you would have been…”

Talks about legalization and institutionalization of LGBTQI in Ghana became loud after pressure from American President, Joe Biden to tie aid to countries’ legalization of LGBTQ and same-s*x marriage.

The Australian Ambassador to Ghana, Andrew Barnes and some diplomats inaugurated an LGBTQ headquarters in Accra, which has been closed down by police.

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