Ghana’s apex court validates Akufo-Addo’s presidential win

Obinwannem News Ghana's apex court validates Akufo-Addo's presidential win

The Supreme Court of Ghana has validated election victory of President Akufo Addo; dissolving the petition by the opposition leader to nulify Addo’s victory in the last year presidential elections.

Mr John Mahama alleged that the result were “illegal”. He also claimed none of the candidates who contested the polls obtained more than 50% of the votes cast; adding that the winner of the poll benefitted from “vote padding”.

Chief Justice Kwasi Anin-Yeboah said the court found the accusation of vote padding very serious, but it observed the allegations were not proven by the petitioner.

“He has not produced any evidence” that alleged errors and corrections made by the electoral commission of Ghana. “We accordingly dismiss the petition having no merit,” said the Chief Justice; affirming that all seven judges agreed on the ruling.

“The sun may have set on our hopes for the just ended election, today, but it will rise tomorrow and we will illuminate our path for a better outcome the next time around,” Mahama told party members in Accra, later on Thursday.

Lolo Ijeoma Njoku reporting, Obinwannem News

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