2012 Election results must stay as they are, says Nana Ato Dadzie

Nana Ato Dadzie, a member of the legal team of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has maintained that results declared by the Electoral Commission (EC) on Sunday, December 9, 2012 were a true reflection of the voting that took place the two previous days.

He said if there were administrative and clerical errors as alleged by the New Patriotic Party (NPP), it is across the board and so  results in NPP’s strongholds could even be affected.

Nana Ato Dadzie was addressing journalists after thirteenth day of hearing of the petition filed by Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia and Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey.

They are seeking the annulment of some of the results of the elections.

“We have never claimed that the elections were flawed,” Nana Ato Dadzie stressed, adding it is the NPP that have not been satisfied with results of the elections.

He stated therefore that if what the NPP is claiming to be irregularities, violations and omissions are the administrative errors, then the NDC will “defend every polling station and so nobody should push us into a race.”


Meanwhile, the spokesperson of the petitioners’s counsel, Gloria Akuffo, has accused lead counsel of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) of seeking to ambush the Court.

She stressed that the ruling on Tuesday was to allow Tsatsu Tsikata to use some pink sheets to establish the fact that overvoting occurred at other polling stations.

However, it is against the original directive by the Supreme Court for parties to cite exhibits that have been captured in the affidavit evidence, Gloria Akuffo said.

According to her, the NDC are trying to drag the suit unnecessarily.

Hearing is scheduled to continue on Thursday, May 9, 2013.


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