“We never said we won the 2020 election” – Dr. Dominic Ayine
A leading member of the largest opposition party in the country, Dr. Dominic Ayine who doubles as the member of Parliament for the people of Bolgatanga East has disclosed that, the NDC never said they won the Election. He added that: “If we were convinced that we won this election, we might have stated that within the petition”.
The Deputy Attorney General within the erstwhile Mahama administration, who is additionally one among the nine legal spokespersons for the flagbearer of the NDC within the recently-held elections, Mr John Mahama, as far because the election petition cares , made the comment in an interview on GHOne TV on Thursday, 31 December 2020.
He said the NDC, as a celebration , had, in the least times, held the view that neither of the 2 leading candidates – President Nana Akufo-Addo nor former President John Mahama, got enough votes to cross the victory line within the recently-held election.
Mr Mahama filed a petition at the Supreme Court on Wednesday, 30 December 2020, to challenge the election results, which, consistent with him, were a “rigged” outcome.
Find below the reliefs being sought by Mr Mahama:
(a) A declaration that Mrs Jean Adukwei Mensa, Chairperson of [EC] and therefore the official for the Presidential Elections persisted 7` December 2020 was in breach of Article 63(3) of the 1992 Constitution within the declaration she made on 9th December 2020 in respect of the Presidential Election that was persisted 7th December 1020;
(b) A declaration that, supported the info contained within the declaration made by Mrs Jean Adukwei Mensa, Chairperson of [EC] and therefore the official for the Presidential Elections persisted 7th December 2020, no candidate satisfied the need of Article 63(3) of the 1992 Constitution to be declared President-elect
(c) A declaration that the purported declaration made on 9th December 2020 of the results of the Presidential Election by Mrs Jean Adukwel Mensa, Chairperson of Respondent and therefore the official for the Presidential Elections persisted 7″ December 2020, is unconstitutional, null and void and of no effect whatsoever;
(d) An order annulling the Declaration of President-Elect Instrument, 2020 (C.1. 130) dated 9th December 2020, issued under the hand of Mrs Jean Adukwel Mensa, Chairperson of the [EC] and therefore the official for the Presidential Elections held 7′ December 2020 and gazetted on 10th December 2020;
(e) An order of injunction restraining [President Akufo-Addo] from holding himself out as President-elect;
(f) An order of injunction directing the [EC] to proceed to conduct a second election with Petitioner and [Nana Akufo-Addo] because the candidates as needed under Articles 63(4) and (5) of the 1992 Constitution.
In a later address after the filing of the petition, Mr Mahama explained why he decided to not concede.