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After 42 days of rigorous election litigation at the apex court of Ghana, it has all gone down to the scorecard as the seven Justices led by Chief Justice Kwasi Annin Yeboah have today 4th March 2021 presented their final ruling.

Former President and Presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress, John Dramani Mahama filed a petition praying the Supreme Court to grant him some six reliefs concerning the December 7, 2020, Presidential Election.

In his reliefs, Mr. Mahama believes none of the 12 candidates obtained more than 50% of the total valid votes and hence asked for a run-off between him and Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo, the Presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

He also prayed the court to declare as null and void Jean Mensah's declaration that Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo is President-elect since she acted unconstitutionally.

Before the hearing, John Mahama sought and was granted the opportunity to amend his petition which was earlier fraught with errors even though lawyers for first and second respondents objected.

Candidate Mahama called three witnesses including the NDC General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, Dr. Kpesah Whyte, and Robert Joseph Mettle - Nunoo who mounted the witness box to present their side of the story.

However, the first and second respondents elected not to call any witness to testify on their behalf but asked the court to rule over the case based on the evidence produced by the petitioner. This did not sit well with Counsel for the petitioner who objected to the move but was overruled.

The Supreme Court set 4th March 2021 as judgment day after all processes were exhausted.

Chief Justice Kwasi Annin Yeboah on behalf of the court presented the final verdict which unanimously dismissed John Mahama's petition on the basis that he failed to adduce enough evidence.