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    NDC to request live telecast of 2020 election petition hearing

    A member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) legal team, Abraham Amaliba, says the party will put in a request for a live broadcast of the hearing of their petition contesting the 2020 general elections in the Supreme Court as witnessed in 2012.

    Indications are that the party intends intention to challenge the 2020 presidential results as well as the parliamentary results of the Techiman South Constituency.

    It is yet to formally announce the petition.

    Mr. Amaliba told Citi News such a request will be in the interest of fairness.

    “We expect to be treated fairly, this is a national issue. We also expect that if we are able to make our case beyond a reasonable doubt, I am sure that the Supreme court will hold that Nana Akufo-Addo did not attain the required 50 +1 votes.”

    “Indeed, we also expect that the petition will be telecast live. Any attempt to hinder that will create the impression that the hearing is not going to be fair, so we will put in the request to have it telecast live,” he indicated.

    The NDC flagbearer, John Mahama, has refused to accept President Akufo-Addo’s election victory.

    He described the election results announced by the Electoral Commission (EC) as “fictionalised.”

    “I stand before you tonight unwilling to accept the fictionalised result of a flawed election,” Mr. Mahama had said at a press conference.

    “What we witnessed across the country from Monday 7th December 2020 exposed a deliberate plan to manipulate and predetermine the results of the election in favour of the incumbent candidate Nana Akufo-Addo,” he added.

    The EC announced President Akufo-Addo as the rightful winner of the December 7 polls on Wednesday, December 9, 2020, despite concerns raised by the opposition NDC.

    President Akufo-Addo won 6,730,587 (51.302%) of the total votes.

    Mr. Mahama came second with 6,213,182 votes representing 47.359%.

    Meanwhile, there has been contention over the Techiman South seat. Though the EC declared the seat for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) candidate, Martin Adjei Mensah Korsah, the opposition party insists its candidate,  Christopher Bayere won the seat by 293 votes.

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