Tarkwa-Nsuaem Member of Parliament (MP), George Mireku Duker, George Mireku Duker has described former President John Mahama’s Presidential election petition as a “waste of time”.
According to Hon. Mireku Duker, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) wants to arouse sympathy for Mr. Mahama, so he will be accepted as the party’s Presidential candidate for 2024.
Petitioner’s Court Case
The Petitioner, John Dramani Mahama is challenging the 2020 Presidential election verdict at the Supreme Court.
The court hearing has begun with the NDC General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia mounting the witness box on Friday, January 29, 2021 for cross examination from President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and Madam Jean Mensa’s lawyers.
President Nana Akufo-Addo and Electoral Commission Chairperson, Jean Mensa are the first and second respondents cited in the case.
Preliminary proceedings at the Supreme Court saw lawyers of the petitioner filing an application to serve the Electoral Commissioner some interrogatories but a seven-member Supreme Court Panel dismissed the application.
The lawyers further requested a review of their application at the court but a nine-member panel also dismissed it.
Early on, the petitioner had filed for a stay of proceedings but also later withdrew his application.
Speaking on Peace FM’s ”Kokrokoo”, Hon. Mireku Duker says the petitioner is deliberately trying to delay his case in court to give his supporters false hope.
”It means they’re doing it deliberately. They’re intentionally delay it and make former President Mahama relevant, so the NDC will accept him to come back again in 2024. That is what they’re doing. It saddens me that they’re deceiving their supporters that they have hope that the court will rule in their favor and that they have won”, he said.
The MP called on Ghanaians not to be swayed by Mr. Mahama’s case but rather focus on the good works of President Nana Akufo-Addo.
“I think we need to get focused and leave some of these things ou and look at ways to build individuals. I was so impressed and so happy to hear that Juspong Group of Companies has been able to secure about 50 million Euro contract with Hungarian government. These are some of the things I want us to focus on and look at how best we can build this nation. The NDC court case is just a waste of time; they’re wasting our time.”
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