Article: NDC’s PETITION IS A FLAWED PETITION EMBEDDED WITH UNPARDONABLE LEGAL AND GRAMMATICAL ERRORS – Kwesi Botchway Jnr
In summary, the NDC is asking the Supreme Court to order a second election on the basis that, the Electoral Commission made an error on the face of the declaration of the 2020 presidential results with regards to the valid votes cast and it’s corresponding percentage.
Now, on the face of the NDC’s petition, they have also made unpardonable legal and grammatical errors on their petition filed at the Supreme Court.
Let me just remind my NDC friends that, the main reason why they won the 2012 election petition case filed by then Candidate Nana Addo Danquah Akufo Addo was that, the Supreme after admitting in their judgement inter alia that, there were mistakes on the faces of some pink sheets proceeded to rule in Favour of John Mahama the respondent stating categorically that, the errors made on the faces of the pink sheets does not affect the final results declared by the Electoral Commission.
For the avoidance of doubt, the NDC per the petition filed at the SC is not contesting the material facts, processes and substance of the election but rather contesting the “declaration” of results on the basis of incoherent figures and percentages.
Now granted without admitting the assertion of the NDC is true, my question to the NDC is, in the spirit of good conscience and without prejudice to law, can a flawed petition embedded with mistakes and errors be used as the basis to quash a transparent, free and fair polls?
I have heard some NDC commentators say the mistakes on the face of their petition can be easily corrected with a pen.
If so, can’t the Electoral Commission also correct their yet to be substantiated mistakes with a pen?
Interesting, isn’t it?
Indeed, the petition of the NDC depicts clearly their frustration which is well understood because same confirms their greed for power and their unflinching desire and quest to enrich themselves at the expense of the ordinary Ghanaian.
I shall return while the story unfolds.
Eric Adjei and Sammy Gyamfi please at this point, I am expecting you put up legal arguments devoid of your usual propaganda, lies and emotional antics.
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