In spite of attestations by the lawful group of previous President John Dramani Mahama in the continuous political race appeal that neither their customer nor President Akufo-Addo got the necessary votes to get triumph in the 7 December 2020 official surveys, the National Democratic Congress’ own General Secretary, Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketia, showed up at 51.2 percent for the subsequent respondent and 47 percent for his own official applicant during his declaration for the solicitor under the watchful eye of the Supreme Court, Information Minister-assign, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has said.
In a post-preliminary location to the media on Monday, 22 February 2021, one of the spokespersons for Mr Mahama’s lawful group, Mr Sammy Gyamfi, who is additionally the National Communication Officer of the NDC, said: “We are doing every one of these things due to the Constitution that we all have consented to be limited by”, clarifying: “Article 63(3) of that Constitution says that no individual ought to be made a president until and except if he achieves more than 50% of the complete substantial votes in any official political decision and it is obvious from Jean Mensa’s own announcement and the figures contained in that that up-and-comer Akufo-Addo didn’t get more than 50%”.
Per the NDC’s calculations, Mr Gyamfi said President Nana Akufo-Addo ought not be in office.
“We’ve done the math here again and again and you can do the math yourself. He didn’t cross and, thus, the solicitor, John Dramani Mahama, is doing this in the interest of us all, and he is doing this with regards to the Constitution”, he noted.
At the point when the President’s legitimate group went ahead to likewise address the media after Mr Mahama’s group was done, Mr Oppong Nkrumah, who is the lead representative for the President’s lawful group, said: “Ghanaians have followed the excursion that has gone on so far in the court where the solicitor was being hoped to cite proof”.
“I heard our associates [NDC lawful team] saying that the science is clear, however you have been here covering for all the days that we have been here and I don’t know that to you, you saw math that yielded results other than 47 percent for the applicant, Mr John Dramani Mahama and 51.2 percent for the second respondent Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
“That was the science that you saw Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketia show up at.”
“That was the math that he showed up at”, the Ofoase Ayirebi MP pushed, taking note of: “The appropriate response that he showed up at when he made the different calculations”.
“You are hearing them disclosing to you that the arithmetic is clear, no one crossed the 49-percent [mark] however in the dividers of the Supreme Court, before the Justices, I don’t know you have seen them demonstrate that”, he added.
In his view, the court has given reasonable hearing to all the gatherings engaged with the matter, of which, he noticed, the applicant has been a recipient.
“The court has concluded that notwithstanding its previous admonitions that if its cycles are not agreed with, it can strike out the matter, it will in any case oblige them so they can document their composed locations. I think this is clear proof that no one is being denied a reasonable preliminary here. The court twisted itself in reverse and is obliging the interest, all things considered, so we anticipate the fourth of March for judgment”.
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