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Allow My Lawyers To Argue Further – John Mahama voices out

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Lawyers for the petitioner in the 2020 presidential election petition, have initiated a move to get an opportunity to address the Supreme Court before its ruling on whether or not to grant the petitioner the chance to reopen it’s case.

In a letter dated February 15, 2021, signed by Mr Tony Lithur, a member of the legal team of the petitioner, former President John Mahama and addressed to the Chief and seen by Graphic Online, the lawyers asked the Supreme Court to allow them to argue further in relation to the petitioner’s quest to reopen his case.

The letter is asking the court to allow the lawyers time to argue on a point made by Justice Samuel K Marful -Sau, one of the Justices hearing the petition, during Mr Tsatsu Tsikata’s argument in support of the motion to reopen the case.

Justice Marful-Sau had asked Mr Tsikata whether the court was not judicially barred from granting the application to reopen the case to enable the petitioner subpoena the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Mrs Jean Mensa to testify.

Justice Marful-Sau based his point on the fact that the court had ruled that Mrs Mensa cannot be compelled to testify.

The letter signed by Mr Tony Lithur, one of the lawyers for the petitioner is asking for the court to allow the lawyers to argue on the point made by Justice Marful-Sau since it was significant.

The lawyers want to present the new arguments before the court delivers its ruling today on the application by the petitioner seeking for leave (permission) to reopen his case.

“We respectfully wish to crave the indulgence of your Lordships to hear lead counsel on this matter which came up during the question of Justice Marful-Sau right at the end of the day’s proceedings. This opportunity to address the court on the issue before the ruling that Your Lordships are due to deliver tomorrow on our application will, in our respectful view, advance the interest of justice,” the letter stated.

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I believe in the promises of an ejaculating man than Akufo-Addo -Manasseh Azure

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I believe in the promises of an ejaculating man than Akufo-Addo – Manasseh Azure

I believe in the promises of an ejaculating man than Akufo-Addo: Freelance Journalist, Manasseh Azure Awuni has said that he will rather believe in promises made by a man during his ejaculation than believe in Akufo-Addo.

According to him, he invested his trust in the Akufo-Addo brand during the 2016 electioneering campaign because he believed that the NPP was a better alternative to transform the fortunes of Ghana for the better.

However, he now has a diverse opinion about the Akufo-Addo led administration ever since they took over the governance of the country.

The Journalist who made this known in a post on his Facebook page said the straw that broke the camel’s back and erased the little trust he had in the Akufo-Addo administration is the treated meted out to Dumelevo.

He said “Whenever Akufo-Addo was speaking in 2016, come and see me — gidigidi, quoting and posting his words with trust and hope. Now, I trust the promises a man makes to his wife when “his body is coming” more than the president’s words. His action against Daniel Yaw Domelevo eroded the vestige of trust I still had in him. Unfortunately, I don’t trust his main opponent’s promises too. But I’ll vote on December 7 if I have life”.

The New Patriotic Party today August 22, 2020 at an event held in the Central Region launched its manifesto which to the party intends to consolidate the gains made so far since they took over power from the NDC.

The Manifesto according to the political party is its social contract with the people of Ghana and they will follow suit to ensure that Ghana is Transformed.

Whenever Akufo-Addo was speaking in 2016, come and see me — gidigidi, quoting and posting his words with trust and hope….


Facebook Posted by Manasseh Azure Awuni on Saturday, August 22, 2020

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Keep your receipts because I’ll audit COVID-19 Funds – Mahama to Akufo-Addo

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Keep your receipts because I’ll audit COVID-19 Funds – Mahama

Keep your receipts because I’ll audit COVID-19 Funds – Mahama to Akufo-Addo

Mr. John Dramani Mahama has indicated he will audit the COVID-19 fund that has been created to finance activities relating to the fight against the pandemic.

He cautioned all persons who use the funds to keep their receipts because “the day of accountability will come”.

The government of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo created the COVID-19 Trust Fund to solicit funds from the general public to help fight the pandemic.

The Fund, according to President Akufo-Addo has accrued GH₵8,750,000.

“I’m very grateful to individuals and institutions who have responded to my appeal for donations to be made into the COVID-19 National Trust Fund. A total amount of some 8,750,000 cedis which includes 600,000USD has been received.

“I’m happy that so many appointees of my government have also followed my example by donating their salaries to the fund,” President Akufo-Addo said.

But in a Facebook Live presentation on Thursday April 23, Mr Mahama called on Ghanaians to demand accountability in the disbursement of the Funds.

“I don’t think I need to become President before we demand accountability. All those spending the COVID-19 money should be keeping the receipts because the day of accountability is fast approaching,” he said.

He added: “Let us all join hands in demanding accountability and transparency from the government in the management of the COVID-19 funds, after all these are public funds contributed by tax payers.

“I am passionately appealing to the government to ensure a timely release of these funds to the institutions, health and non-heath, so that they can discharge their duties appropriately and according to plan.”

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Read FULL JUDGEMENT of the 2020 election petition

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Read FULL JUDGEMENT of the 2020 election petition

Read FULL JUDGEMENT of the 2020 election petition

The Supreme Court, by a unanimous decision, has affirmed the victory of President Akufo-Addo in the 2020 presidential election.

“The petitioner has not produced any evidence to rebut the presumptions created by the publication of CI 135 for which his action has failed. We have, therefore, no reason to order for a rerun … we accordingly dismiss the petition as having no merit,” Chief Justice Anin-Yeboah ruled.

With this unanimous, seven-member decision, the Supreme Court dismissed the petition.

The court determined that the petitioner had based his case on an error made by the chair of the Electoral Commission during the declaration of the election result on 9 December 2020, but that the error could not void the will of the people in electing a president.

The Supreme Court also held that the error made by the EC in using total votes cast as the basis for reckoning the total valid votes during the declaration was corrected, and that the correction was made in accordance with the law.

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