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Don’t Lose Hope, NDC’s Mahama Tells Supporters after Losing Petition

by The Ghana HIT

Former president and the petitioner in the just ended 2020 Election Petition, John Dramani Mahama has urged his supporters and the members of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) to remain united and not lose hope after the Supreme court verdict dismissed his case. Mahama said this at a presser held shortly after the Supreme Court had ruled against his favor.

“I am very much aware that there are millions watching and listening to me who are disappointed at the outcome of this case. For those millions, like myself, who held out hope that our democracy would be advanced by the process and outcome of this petition, you must be disappointed. But I encourage you to hold your heads up high and channel your disappointment into hard work that will ensure that, come next election, we will achieve a truly transparent and fair election, which we all as Ghanaians can be proud of.” Mahama stated.

According to Anin Yeboah, the Chief Justice, Mahama did not provide enough evidence on how the alleged errors affected the validity of the declaration of Akufo-Addo as the winner of the December 7 presidential race and hence the dismissal of his petition by the supreme court. “The petitioner did not demonstrate how the alleged errors affected the validity of the declaration on the 9th. The petitioner has not produced any evidence . . . we have therefore no reason to order a re-run, we accordingly dismiss the petition,” the CJ stated in the ruling.
The NDC leader has also thanked his supporters and more so his running mate Professor Naana Jane Opoku Agyemang, sponsors, and all activists who stood by him all through the election and petition period.

“To the millions of NDC supporters who have stood by me, my running mate, Professor Naana Jane Opoku Agyemang, our National Chairman, General Secretary, Campaign Chairman, FEC, NEC, Parliamentary Candidates, Sponsors and all activists and supporters who gave their all in the hope that we will win and form the next government to save our nation and meet your aspirations, do not despair at this outcome… I repeat. Do not despair! Never, ever lose hope. The NDC will survive and grow from strength to strength. The sun may have set on our hopes for the just-ended election today, but it will rise tomorrow and illuminate our path to a better outcome next time around.” The opposition leader said.

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