The Director of Legal Affairs of the National Democratic Congress, Mr Abraham Amaliba has disclosed it would be pointless for the party and its Presidential candidate, Mr John Dramani Mahama to seek review of the court’s judgment on the 2020 election petition.
That he said was because of the way the apex court handled the case from day one through to yesterday, March 4, when judgment was pronounced.
“The next point is will we go for review? I do not think so, I think that looking at the circumstances and looking at the way we had all our applications dismissed, it doesn’t make any sense for us to want to go for a review and clearly this will be the end of the road”, he said.
He explained what would be necessary for the party would be on how to put their house in order towards the next elections, four years away from now.
“What we can do as a political party is to begin to strategize for 2024,” he said.
Mr Amaliba said the legal team would go through the court’s judgment and advice the party on the way forward.
Mahama prays Supreme Court to declare 2020 Presidential results null and void
The Supreme Court of Ghana, on Thursday, March 4 pronounced its judgment on the election petition filed by Mr Mahama to pray the court to declare as null and void, results of the 2020 Presidential elections announced by the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Jean Mensa on December 9.
It was also asking the court to compel the 2nd Respondent, the President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo, the beneficiary of the results declared from carrying himself as same and finally compel the EC to order a re-run of the election between himself and the 2nd Respondent.
The Court in its judgment on Thursday noted it had no reason to grant Mr Mahama’s request and dismissed the case as without merit.
Petitioner’s applications dismissed
Prior to the judgment, the court had refused several applications filed by the petitioner, including applications for re-opening of case, interrogatories, inspection of documents and reviews.
Mahama disagree with the judgment
Mr Mahama, a former President of the country in commenting on the judgment in a media briefing noted he disagree with the trial process and also the judgment.
“Much as I am aware that we are legally bound by the decision of the highest court of the land, the Supreme Court of Ghana, I disagree with the process of the trial and the ruling of the court,” Mr Mahama stated.