Head of Monitoring Unit at the Forestry Commission, Charles Owusu has ridiculed former President John Dramani Mahama’s election petition before the Supreme Court.
The former President is petitioning the court to rule against the 2020 Presidential elections because he believes neither him nor President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo got the required votes for the latter to be declared winner of the elections, hence seeking a second election to be conducted by the Electoral Commission.
The court hearing has since seen the petitioner’s various demands dismissed by the Supreme Court Justices with recent one being the petitioner’s application for the Electoral Commissioner Jean Mensa to appear in the witness box but it was thrown out by the court.
The petitioner’s application to reopen his case in court was also dismissed.
To Charles Owusu, Mr. Mahama’s election petition has “gone up in flames”.
“If I were President Akufo-Addo, I wouldn’t have even presented lawyers in court. There is no need for the lawyers because the NDC hasn’t made any solid case in court,” he stressed.
“How can the court call for re-run of the elections when you don’t know your contender’s votes?” he cited.
“As we talk right now, what specific thing has the NDC said in court for us to support them?” he further queried.
Charles Owusu asked critics to stop comparing Mr. Mahama’s case to that of President Nana Akufo-Addo’s 2013 election petition saying “what made President Akufo-Addo win the sympathy of Ghanaians with the 2013 election petition is because he proved the irregularities that he felt should the court overturn, he would win the election or there should be a runoff in some places? But this (NDC) petition has no merit”.
He made these submissions during a panel discussion on Peace FM’s “Kokrokoo”.
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