Today, March 4th, 2021 marks another historic day in this
country as the Supreme Court is expected to deliver its judgment on the
December 2020 presidential election petition.
Challenging the validity of the Commission, Former President
John Mahama who re-contested the election took the Electoral Commission to
court, challenging the validity and credibility of the Commission for
declaring Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as
winner of the poll on 9th December, 2020.
According to the former president, President Akufo-Addo did
not meet the constitutional threshold for election to the high office of
president yet was so declared.
The Supreme Court’s judgment is supposed to address five
issues that were set forth for determination, including the question of whether
or not President Akufo-Addo met the constitutional threshold for election to
the office of president.
The Issues are:
• Whether or not the petition discloses any reasonable cause
• Whether or not based on the data contained in the
declaration of the Electoral Commission of President Akufo-Addo as
president-elect, no candidate obtained more than 50% of the valid votes casts
as required by art.63 3 of the 1992 constitution.
• Whether or not the 2nd respondent still met the Article
63(3) of the 1992 constitution threshold by the exclusion or inclusion of the
Techiman South constituency presidential election results.
• Whether or not the declaration by the first respondent
dated 9th of December 2020 of the results of the presidential election
conducted on the 7th of December 2020 was in violation of Article 63(3) of the
• Whether or not the alleged vote padding and other errors
complained of by the petitioner affected the outcome of the presidential
election results of 2020.
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