One particular feature that characterized the 2020 General Elections was that the presidential results was challenged at the Supreme Court. The ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) emerged victorious and the emphatic victory at the Supreme Court confirmed the legitimacy of the elected president Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo.
After months of court proceedings: counter arguments, cross-examination of witnesses among others, 7 distinguished Judges of the Apex Court of the land on Thursday 4th March, 2021 unanimously dismissed the petition filed by the opposition NDC. This officially made the NPP the legally recognized political party to rule the country for the next four years.
It is important to acknowledge the depth of the intellectuals and the technocrats whose brilliance ensured that the party prove beyond reasonable doubt that indeed President Nana Addo is the president as declared by the EC Chair on the 9th of December, 2020.
The victory team was made up of an assembly of legal luminaries, adept communicators, experienced researchers, technology colossus and electoral affairs experts that reduced the Petitioner’s petition to a “glorified propaganda piece” and helped secured the 2nd Respondent, H. E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo with a heartwarming VICTORY in the epic Elections Petition at the Supreme Court.
Notable among the team are
Mr. Peter Mac Manu who was the Star Witness.
The Legal Team comprised of;
- Akoto Ampaw Esq.
- Frank Davies Esq.
- Dapaa Addo Esq.
- Sheila Minkah Premo Esq.
- Kwaku Asirifi Esq.
- Yaw Oppong Esq.
- Victoria Barth Esq.
- Bright Okyere Agyekum Esq.
- Dr.Ernest Owusu Dapaa Esq.
- Gabby Otchere Darko Esq and
- Joyce Opoku Boateng Esq.
Also, the Communication Team was vocal throughout the hearing and it was composed of experts in the persons of;
- Kojo Oppong Nkrumah Esq.
- Yaw Buaben Asamoa Esq.
- Henry Nana Boakye (Nana B) Esq.
- Kow Essuman Esq.
- Nana Adwoa Adobea Asante Esq.
- Fatimatu Abubakar Esq and
- Faisal Ibrahim Cisse Esq.
Cases are not won on mere perceptions, feelings and hear-says but rather, facts and figures and convincing evidences. That was the brilliant work of the competent and experienced Research Team made up of;
- Kay Amoah Esq.
- Nicholas Lenin Anane Agyei Esq
- Maame Ofeiwaa Sarpong Esq and
- Rebecca DeLong Fosu Esq.
Another group of people worth recognizing is the reliable Technical & Electoral Afairs team composed of;
- Joe Anokye
- Evans Nimako.
- Dr. Nuamah and
- Kusi Adu-Amankwa
The resounding victory and the tactical display of legal intellect coupled with the support of the various teams from the camp of the NPP ensured that the petitioner’s case was dismissed and rubbished unanimously. This does not only confirm Nana Addo as the president but also solidifies the popularly held view that the NPP has the men when it comes to delivery and performance.