Stephen Atubiga, a member of the NDC communication team has advised the flagbeaer of the National Democratic Congress to withdraw the election petition which is before the Supreme Court.
On the 9th December 2020 , the chair of the electoral commission announced the results of the 2020 presidential election declaring Nana Addo Danquah Akuffo Addo (the then presidential candidate of the NPP ) the winner .
The NDC has however expressed their dissatisfaction about the way and manner the election were conducted and results announced.
The NDC has accused the commission of vote paddling and computational errors .The electoral commission admitted changing the figures of the presidential results due the figure used for the “valid votes cast “.
Immediately after the declaration, the Flag bearer of the NDC made it quite clear that they were not satisfied with the conduct of the elections and will be heading to the Supreme Court to seek redress.
True to their words , the NDC filed their applications the on the 30th of December 2020. In their petition, they sort for 6 reliefs including;
An order annulling the effect the presidential declaration instrument 2020(CI 155) dated 9th December, 2020 issued under the hand of Mrs. Jean Adukwei Mensah the chairperson of first respondent and the returning officer for the presidential elections held on the 7th December, 2020 and gazetted on the 10th December, 2020.
Mr. Atubiga has however advised the former president John Dramani Mahama to withdraw the petition since he believes they won’t get a fair hearing at the Apex court of the land.He wrote “well some of us who are political predators,political visionaries , political herbalist with political prophesies can boldly tell you the NDC/JM won’t win.