Ghana Election: the NDC is expected to drag Akufo-Addo, others to court

John Dramani Mahama of NDC and President Nana Akufo-Addo of NPP. Dispute goes to court

Ghana’s National Democratic Congress (NDC) said it is set to challenge the presidential and some parliamentary elections results.

Rockson-Nelson Dafeamekpor, a member of the party’s legal team and legislator, said the NDC is putting its documents together and will file a case at various courts by 30th December,2020. 

“We are putting our documents together and by Wednesday, you should hear of our filing,” he told local media”.

Ghanaians went to the polls on December 7 after which the incumbent President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was announced  the winner by Ghana’s Electoral Commission.

Akufo-Addo polled 51.59 percent of the valid votes as against his main contender and former president John Dramani Mahama, who obtained 47.36 percent of the votes.

The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), as well as the NDC secured 137 parliamentary seats each.

An independent candidate, said to be allied to NPP also won a seat in the 275-member parliament.

The NDC narrated  the election as flawed and resorted to protests across the country since the declaration of results on December 9.

The country’s law allows aggrieved individuals 21 days after the declaration of results to file a case at the courts

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