NPP Petitioners Have A Very Challenging Task – Nana Ato Dadzie

A member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) legal team, Nana Ato Dadzie says the petitioners in the election dispute before the Supreme Court have a challenging task to prove their case.

According to him, the petitioners will have to prove beyond just the facts of the case in order to unseat the President.

To him, if the petitioners are opposing the legitimacy of President John Mahama, then they have to present substantial evidence before the court to dispute the declaration by the Electoral Commission Chairman, Dr. Kwadwo Afari Gyan which saw the President sworn in as victor in the 2012 general elections.

He however stressed, on Radio Gold’s newspaper review, the President’s legitimacy, saying “President John Mahama is accepted by the court and the country by way of a gazette as the President of the country. He is the President. It is only that there are some people like the petitioners who are coming up and saying that he was not properly elected…And they have a very challenging task indeed. I’m sure they are aware of it. They will lead enough evidence to show that they were not just some irregularities but substantial irregularities as to affect the decision of the EC.”