The Jubilee House, seat of the nations presidency was thrown into a state of wild jubilation as Vice President Bwaumia and President Akufo-Addo congratulated each other following the ruling by the Supreme Court.
The Apex Court on Thursday, March 4, 2021 ruled in favour of the Electoral Commission, and President Akufo-Addo when it dismissed John Mahama’s petition case because it had no merit.
The Apex court said the arguments and evidence brought before it by the petitioner did not have what it takes for the 2020 election results to be annulled and a re-run caused to happen.
“The petitioner did not demonstrate in any way how the errors affected the declaration of the election… we have therefore no reason to order a re-run. We accordingly dismiss the petition,” the president of the court, Chief Justice, Kwasi Anin-Yeboah said while reading the two hour long ruling of the panel of Judges.
Supporters and sympathizers of the NPP who were sitting on tenterhooks, heaved a sigh of relief as they patted each other on the back for a battle well fought.
But in a related development, former President John Dramani Mahama, has said that he disagreed with the verdict passed at the Supreme Court as well as the trial process.
He said this at a press briefing with journalists and party faithfuls at his Cantonments office a few hours after the judgment.
“Much as I am aware that we are legally bound by the decision of the Supreme Court, I disagree with the process of trial and ruling of the court, he said.
John Mahama has not yet conceded nor congratulated President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for winning the 2020 general elections as ruled by the court. We do not know what his next plans will be, but newstodaygh.com will be keenly monitoring the political arena and bring you updates on developments that will follow after this landmark judgment by the Supreme Court.