The Chairperson for the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) legal team, Gloria Akuffo has given the assurance that the party’s legal team is fully prepared to go to court to challenge the outcome of the 2012 general elections.
She asked supporters who are wondering if the party will head to court with evidence gathered to calm down.
She maintained that the NPP had gathered enough evidence to challenge the results declared by the Electoral Commissioner, which confirmed President John Mahama as the winner by 50.70%.
Madam Akuffo in an interview with Citi News
appealed to NPP supporters to exercise maximum restraint and have confidence in the party’s legal team.
“We are reviewing our evidence and we will be in court any day between now and the 31st of December. You know the declaration of the Presidential elections was made by the Chairman of the Electoral Commission on 10th of December and the law provides that if you have a challenge it should be done within 21 days of the declaration; we have since been working at it, you know these things we don’t have to falter anywhere.”
According to her, the party has “written to the Registrar of the Supreme Court because of the intervening holidays and we have been given the assurance that on the 27th, 28th and 31st of December, the registry of the Supreme Court will be opened between 8 am and 4 pm and so within that period we should be able to file,” she disclosed.”
She expressed regret about the death of an NPP member who reportedly committed suicide saying, “I felt sad of the reported suicide that was committed apparently by one of our supporters; so we are just as anxious but there is no point coming out to say that we are going today when we might not be able to do it, what we can assure them of it’s between now and the 31st December we’re definitely going to court.”
She further assured Ghanaians of landslide legal victory when the party finally appears in court.
“Our confidence is that we have a strong case to present otherwise we wouldn’t border at all, we will not trifle with the politics and democracy of this country if indeed we have no evidence to support our challenge.”
By: Abdul Karim Naatogmah/citifmonline.com/Ghana