The legal team of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has set up a five-member team as spokespersons for the Presidential Election Petition filed by John Dramani Mahama, flagbearer of the NDC in the 2020 polls.
In a statement signed by Frank Davies, Head, Legal Directorate for the President mentioned Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, Member of Parliament, Ofoase Ayirebi, Yaw Buaben Asamoa, National Communications Director, NPP as part of the spokespersons.
Others are Henry Nana Boakye, National Youth Organizer, NPP, Fati Abubakar – Deputy Communications Director, Presidency, and Nana Adjoa Adobea Asante – Legal Committee Member as spokespersons.
The statement urged the media to contact the above persons for all information concerning the petition.
About the petition
John Mahama on December 30, 2020, through his lawyers, filed a petition at the Supreme Court to challenge the results of the 2020 elections that declared President Akufo-Addo winner of the polls.
In his petition to the Supreme Court, Mr. Mahama contended that the results declared by the Electoral Commission in favor of President Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party were “made arbitrarily, capriciously, and with bias.”
He subsequently asked the court to annul the election result and order for another poll to be conducted between himself and President Akufo-Addo.
However, the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has asked the Supreme Court to dismiss the election petition.
President Akufo-Addo described Mahama’s petition as “incompetent, frivolous and vexatious”.
“That in the circumstance, the petition is incompetent, frivolous and vexatious and discloses no reasonable cause of action in terms of 64(1) of the constitution.”
“2nd respondent accordingly invites this honorable court to determine that the petition is incompetent, frivolous and vexatious and discloses no reasonable cause of action in terms of 64(1) of the constitution and sets the issue down for legal arguments.”
Below is the full press statement from the NPP
PRESIDENT AKUFO-ADDO FILES RESPONSE TO THE 2020 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS PETITION
The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has through his Lawyers filed an Answer to the 2020 Presidential Elections Petition initiated by Mr. John Dramani Mahama, a candidate in that election.
President Akufo-Addo in his Answer has provided the court with pleadings that showcase that Mr Mahama’s petition lacks material substance. Mr. President has further invited the Supreme court to determine that “the petition is incompetent, frivolous and vexatious, does not meet the threshold for invoking the jurisdiction of the Honorable Court and should therefore be dismissed.”
The President’s legal team has designated the following persons to speak to the media.
1. Kojo Oppong Nkrumah Esq – MP, Ofoase Ayirebi
2. Yaw Buaben Asamoa Esq- National Communications Director, NPP
3. Henry Nana Boakye Esq- National Youth Organizer, NPP
4. Fati Abubakar – Deputy Communications Director, Presidency
5. Nana Adjoa Adobea Asante – Legal Committee Member
Frank Davies ESQ
Head, Legal Directorate