Document: Akufo-Addo argues preliminary legal objection against Mahama’s Petition


    In his written submission in support of preliminary objection raised in his amended answer to John Mahama’s Election Petition, President Akufo-Addo has urged the Supreme Court to dismiss the said petition without trial.

    In the words of the President, his predecessor’s claims “are not grounded in any facts pleaded by the petitioner. Effectively, the petitioner’s claims are anchored on unfounded hypothesis, conjectures and imaginations.”

    The full document filed at the Supreme Court on Friday January 22,2021 is attached.

    The Former President is currently in court challenging the outcome of January 7, 2020, Presidential Elections results as declared by the Electoral Commission.

    He contends that neither him nor President Akufo-Addo, who was declared the winner in that elections, had enough votes to be announced the winner as stipulated by the constitution.
    The President’s predecessor wants an annulment of that verdict and in its place, another round of election organised between himself and the president.