Former Central Region Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Allotey Jacobs says former President John Dramani Mahama contesting the validity of the Electoral Commission’s declaration of the 2020 presidential result was calculated to win back their supporters
Allotey Jacobs said the National Executives of the NDC tried to win their hearts after they misled them into believing they had won the elections by a landslide but was rigged by the Electoral Commission for President Akufo-Addo.
The Electoral Commission (EC) announced President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as the winner of the December 7 polls on Wednesday, December 9, 2020, despite concerns raised by the NDC.
Mr Mahama subsequently declared the party’s unwillingness to accept the outcome of the presidential election.
He filed a lawsuit against the Electoral Commission and President Akufo-Addo. John Mahama prayed the apex court to declare as void the presidential results declared by the EC and also order for a re-run insisting none of the nine presidential candidates obtained the 50+1 vote constitutional threshold to secure the Jubilee House.
After 64 days of legal battle, the Supreme Court dismissed the election petition brought before it by John Dramani Mahama, the 2020 Presidential Candidate of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).