NPP predicted Mahama will lose election petition – Freddie Blay

The National Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Freddie Blay says it was obvious former President John Mahama will lose the election petition case even before the Supreme Court gave its jugdement yesterday.

Speaking at the party’s headquarters after the apex court’s verdict, he emphasised that, the petition presented to the court held no grounds.

Explaining the unanimous decision to reject Mahama’s election petition, Mr Blay said, “We are not too excited we knew the result will be what it is because we were convinced, they had no good case.”

At the end of the two-hour court proceedings, the 7-member panel Justices unanimously ruled that the election petition before the court be dismissed as it is without merit.

The apex court also denied the petitioner, John Mahama the request for a re-run of the 2020 presidential elections.

Mr Blay further admonished the petitioner and his party supporters not to cause any disturbances after the jugdement.

“We should build this country together. We want to rely on their goodwill, they should not destabilise this country by going away to other places saying things or doing propaganda that will make people lose confidence in themselves and in our own country,” he said.

Earlier after the verdict, the legal team for the second respondent, President Nana Akufo-Addo lifted their voices in praise to God Almighty.

They sung in unison, waved their white handkerchiefs and chanted the name of President Akufo-Addo to signify his victory.

Speaking to the journalists, Frank Davies thanked the media for its support and the help they offered to bring the trial to the doorsteps of all Ghanaians.

He urged all persons to support the court’s decision and also admonished the petitioner to seek legal redress should he disagree with the Justices of the Supreme Court.

“We pray that Ghanaians should accept the rendition of the Supreme Court in the supreme interest of justice so that the governance of the country can continue in these challenging times. We have Covid-19 to confront.

“His Excellency should be given all the support together with his ministers and parliamentarians, political appointees and cabinet functionaries to manage and run the machinery of the state,” he said.

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