Electoral Commission Chairperson showed bad faith – Dr Ayine

On Tuesday, the representative for the Petitioner, former President John Dramani Mahama, Dr Dominic Akuritinga Ayine, claimed that Mrs Jean Mensa, the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission acted in bad faith against the Petitioner.

Dr Michael Kpessa-Whyte, the second witness of the Petitioner has eariler told the Supreme Court that Mrs Jean Mensa, the EC Chairperson instructed him though not directly, and his colleague Robert Joseph Mettle-Nunoo, who were in the EC Strong room to convey a message to the Petitioner.

He guarantees the message was on a portion of the perception they had made on certain anomalies that were critical regarding credibility and integrity of the results.

Dr Ayine was addressing the media in a post-preliminary meeting, said when Dr Kpessa-Whyte and Mr Mettle-Nunoo left the EC’s strong room to convey the supposed message to the petitioner, the Commission then proceeded to declare the results behind them.

He said the Petitioner had an extremely wonderful day in court today, and that the narrative they brought to court that there was a predetermined plan with respect to the EC to declare President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as President-Elect by-all methods worked out in court.

He asserted that the evidence of Dr Kpessa-Whyte clarified that the Chairperson of the EC on that day, acted in bad faith.

He said his colleagues left in accordance with some basic honesty in the expectation that after the interview, they were going to return and then continue with the interaction as specified by law, notwithstanding, that didn’t occur.

He said it additionally came out that the scene for declaration of the election results was changed without discussion, since invitation “letters” was shipped off all the gatherings who were all mindful that the declaration of the 2020 Presidential Election was going to occur at the Accra International Conference Center yet promptly they left, she went to declare the results for President Akufo-Addo.

Mr Kpessa-Whyte during questioning had told the court that he didn’t hear the EC’s chairperson instructing them to convey a message to the petitioner by was told so by Mr Mettle-Nunoo his colleague at the strong room. So they additionally left together.

He asserted that the petitioner’s observer was harassed because his evidence was clearly against the narrative of the EC and President Akufo-Addo’s legal counselors.

The Spokesperson said looking at the non-verbal communication of the Vice Presidential Candidate of the Party, Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyeman and Mr Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, Party Chairman, they had a wonderful day in Court.

Previous President, John Mahama has recorded a request at the Supreme Court seeking an abrogation of the Presidential election results and a re-run of the election among him and Nana Akufo-Addo who is the second Respondent in the appeal.

The appeal is likewise seeking an injunction directing the first Respondent, the Electoral Commission to continue to lead a second election between the petitioner and the second respondent as candidates, as needed under Articles 63 (4) and (5) of the 1992 constitution.

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