In a 12-web site reaction, the lawyers for President Akufo-Addo prayed the Supreme Court to throw out the pleas of the Petitioner.
In accordance to Akufo-Addo, Mahama’s petition “does not evaluate up to the authorized criteria for an action”.
He also described Mahama’s petition as “incompetent, frivolous and vexatious”.
John Mahama desires the Supreme Court docket to purchase a rerun of the election and to also restrain the New Patriotic Party’s presidential candidate, Akufo-Addo, from describing himself as the president-elect.
But Akufo-Addo in responding to the Court docket explained:
“The election petition does not disclose any attack on the validity of the election held in the course of the 38,622 polling stations and 311 special voting centres or any of the processes established out in the paragraphs 3 and 4 (supra)
“In stage of reality, Petitioner only devotes an mind-boggling portion of the petition (30 out of 35 paragraphs) to weak and inconsistent problems about the “declaration of the winner” of the election by 1st Respondent, and the remaining 5(5) paragraphs to vacant allegations of “wrong aggregation of votes” and “votes padding,” which collectively involve about 6,622 votes- an total patently insignificant to materially influence the outcome of an election in which 2nd respondent defeated Petitioner by we’ll more than 500,000 votes”.
In a associated enhancement, the 1st Respondent in the circumstance, the Electoral Fee has also filed its reaction.
The EC, by means of its attorneys, also denied any wrongdoing and requested the court to dismiss the petition “for not disclosing any sensible trigger of action”.
“The 1st Respondent adds that Petitioner has failed to show the actual number of votes and percentages that he or the other candidates should to have received in comparison to the number of votes and percentages declared by 1st Respondent.”
The circumstance will be listened to from January 14, 2012 and judgement is expected to be sent by February 10.