Run-off is needed as no up-and-comer got 50% of legitimate votes’ cast – Mahama to Supreme Court


The applicant in the 2020 political race appeal says a run-off is needed since no up-and-comer in the December 7, surveys acquired 50% legitimate votes cast.
Previous President John Mahama’s case is that notwithstanding basic protected infractions submitted by the Returning Officer of the Presidential Election, Jean Mensa, the figures reported in the assertion on December 9, 2020, no up-and-comer got more than 50% of the substantial votes cast.


This, he says, as an established outcome, a run-off political race would be required.
These were contained in previous President John Dramani Mahama, the applicant’s end address recorded by his legal counselors at the Supreme Court.


Mr Mahama contended that the proof from the provisions of the announcement and the thought that the EC Chairperson said was the premise of the affirmation uncovers that “Nana must be credited with 49.625 percent of the votes at that point.”


Mr Mahama said, “The way that he didn’t demonstrate in his Petition what he or different up-and-comers ought to have gotten contrasted with numbers pronounced by the EC, doesn’t imply that the announcement by the EC Boss is sacred.”


As indicated by Mr Mahama his own figures are “not applicable to deciding if that guarantee is very much established or not.”
The candidate welcomed the court to take legal notification of the way that in front of the December 7, 2020 races, ideological groups were encouraged not to look to report results dependent on figures they had gathered yet to hang tight for the authority statement of the EC Boss as the returning official for the Presidential Election.


He clarified that the EC under arrangements of Articles 43-54, 56 (7), 63 and 65 of the Constitution and CI 127 is accused of the direct of the Elections.
Mr Mahama said “the obviously unsound nature of the case that the applicant need to have put towards his own figures is placed in sharp help when it’s reviewed that, by prudence of Article 64 (1) of the Constitution, any resident of Ghana can introduce a request testing the legitimacy of the appointment of the president.


A resident, in bringing such a test, would not be needed to show the specific number of votes that applicants should have acquired. Being an applicant doesn’t change the capability for bringing such a Petition and can’t need more than some other resident.”
He reviewed that “Nobody is requesting Nana Addo to bring his figures or the number from votes he and different applicants got, nor demonstrated his figures in this appeal since that would have no significance in the court under the watchful eye of the court.”
As needs be, the Petitioner released the weight of verification that was on him.


The Petitioner asserts that “the unsigned press articulation was not just revising the supposed wrong complete legitimate votes cast figures reported by Mrs Jean Mensa in her revelation on December 9, 2020.
She likewise proceeded to change the votes acquired by applicants Mahama and Akufo-Addo as proclaimed for them on December 9, 2020. Votes of different applicants were additionally changed.”


This, Mahama said it was done external the structure given by CI 127 and especially, without the association of the specialists of the competitors, as opposed to the necessity of Articles 49 (2) and (3) of the Constitution and Regulation 44 (10) of CI127.
“Passage 29-30 of the revised Petition are sure about how the handout gave on December 10, 2020, intensifies the absence of straightforwardness, reasonableness and openness of the primary Respondent (EC) in the consistently evolving figures,” the Petitioner said.


Likewise, he said the figure in the indicated “amendment” concerning the absolute substantial votes cast was itself renounced by the principal Respondent (EC) when the response to the Petition was recorded on January 9, 2021.
“It made no sense that the primary respondent (EC) gave a “amendment” on tenth December 2020 to a figure which is presently professed to possess been the important figure implied on Form 13 on December 9, 2020.”


Mr Mahama said “amidst changing figures of all out legitimate votes cast even as votes of individual competitors, it essentially cannot be said that the overall outcomes on Form 13 were not influenced, particularly when the figures professed to have been structure 13 are not the same as figures in the “remedy” on December 10 2020.”


He fought that there were errors in figures given to competitors of different gatherings and “the material increment of Akuffo-Addo whiles simultaneously physically diminishing the votes of the Petitioner obviously requires clarification.”


The previous president said in a general sense, there was no proof from the EC based on which any of its opposing cases could be acknowledged as “reality.”
He held that endeavor to “impact a rectification by an unsigned public statement is completely indefensible.”


As per the Petitioner, the declaration of the three observers for the Petitioner showed plainly not just the penetrate of the obligation to be reasonable and real to life under Article 23 of the Constitution yet in addition the absence of fair treatment as far as Article 296 of the Constitution.


He presented that when matters of penetrates of the Constitution or of Statute emerged under the watchful eye of a court there was a direness about tending to those breaks.
Mr Mahama said the direct of the EC Chairperson in sending the specialists of a significant up-and-comer who ought to have been available in the goal of the remarkable issues prompting the presentation and “quickly going on to make the assertion without even the necessary strides under the Regulation 44(10) were self-obviously outlandish.”

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