Document: EC argues preliminary legal objection against Mahama’s Petition.


    The Electoral Commission has in a document filed at the Supreme Court argued its preliminary objections raised against the 2020 Election Petition.

    According to the body responsible for Ghana’s Elections, the petition sponsored by Mr John Mahama has not disclosed any reasonable cause of action.

    Even worse it adds that the facts supplied by the Former President do not support the reliefs he is seeking in court.

    Therefore, the Jean Mensa led EC wants the petition dismissed without trial.

    “The petition does not merit a trial and it is a total waste of the court’s time,” Friday’s action read in part.

    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 president.

    Read the ECs argument below: