President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has designated a team to speak for and on his behalf on the 2020 elections petition.
These individuals are Kojo Oppong Nkrumah Esq – MP, Ofoase Ayirebi, and Yaw Buaben Asamoa Esq- National Communications Director, NPP.
The rest are Henry Nana Boakye Nana-B Esq- National Youth Organizer, NPP, Fatimatu Abubakar – Deputy Communications Director, Presidency and Nana Adobea Asante – Legal committee.
Meanwhile, President Akufo-Addo has in his response to the petition filed by former President John Dramani Mahama described it as incompetent (ouch!!)
The president in his response said the complaints by the former president are weak and inconsistent in 30 out of 35 paragraphs, and that the remaining 5 are empty.
He has therefore asked the apex court to determine that the petition is incompetent, frivolous, and vexatious, with no reasonable cause of action in terms of Article 64(1) of the Constitution.
Read the full statement below;
PRESIDENT AKUFO-ADDO FILES RESPONSE TO THE 2020 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS PETITION
The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has through his Lawyers filed an Answer to the 2020 Presidential Elections Petition initiated by Mr. John Dramani Mahama, a candidate in that election.
President Akufo-Addo in his Answer has provided the court with pleadings that showcase that Mr Mahama’s petition lacks material substance. Mr President has further invited the Supreme court to determine that “the petition is incompetent, frivolous and vexatious, does not meet the threshold for invoking the jurisdiction of the Honorable Court and should therefore be dismissed.”
The President’s legal team has designated the following persons to speak to the media.
1. Kojo Oppong Nkrumah Esq – MP, Ofoase Ayirebi
2. Yaw Buaben Asamoa Esq- National Communications Director, NPP
3. Henry Nana Boakye Esq- National Youth Organizer, NPP
4. Fati Abubakar – Deputy Communications Director, Presidency
5. Nana Adjoa Adobea Asante – Legal Committee Member
Frank Davies ESQ
Head, Legal Directorate