Ghana Politics

NDC has bigger responsibility to prove their case in court – Ayikoi Otoo reveals

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Ghana’s High Commissioner to Canada, His Excellency Ayikoi Otoo, has revealed that the main opposition party, the national Democratic Congress(NDC), has a bigger responsibility to prove their case at the Supreme Court.

Speaking on TV3’s Keypoints monitored by Mynewsghana, Lawyer Ayikoi Otoo noted that, the NDC will need to present evidence to prove that no presidential candidate in the election crossed the 50+1 to win.

On Wednesday, the National Democratic Congress’ Presidential candidate, Mr. John Dramani, officially filed a petition to the supreme court to challenge the results of the 2020 presidential and parliamentary elections. Adding to the redress, the NDC also requested a restraining order on Nana Akuffo Addo seeing himself as the President-elect.

According to Mr. Ayikoi Otoo, the reliefs being requested by the NDC differ from their initial position they took prior to the filing of their petition at the Supreme Court.

Ghana’s High Commissioner to Canada noted that;

“They are saying nobody crossed the  50+1. So they have a bigger responsibility in my view, to [prove]. They need to present the evidence

The former Attorney General also revealed;

“The idea that was fed out to the public was that somebody has done something wrong and that we have won the presidential and parliamentary but if you read the petition there is a clear request for a rerun  which is based upon the fact that constitutionally nobody crossed the 50+1

He added

“That is a different ball game altogether compared with what we were hearing before the petition was filed.

“You should be bold to say that ‘I won the election, this person did not win the election but their style is different.”

 

Source: Mynewsghana

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