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Election Petition Has Been 8 Months Of Legal Education & Auditing Of ECís Inefficiencies
 
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30-Aug-2013  
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After eight months of legal battle following a petition filed by three leading members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), against the declaration of John Dramani Mahama as President by the Electoral Commission (EC), some have strongly opined that the petition was a Ďwasteí of time and a drawback to the nationís development.

But former National Youth Organizer of the NPP, Anthony Karbo has rubbished such assertions and describes the eight month long legal battle as an ĎElectoral Educationí to all Ghanaians.

According to him, the party leadership is pleased irrespective of the outcome of the verdict which did not favour them.

ďAll those saying its eight months wastedÖthat canít be true; it cannot be eight months wasted. It is eight months of legal educationÖeight months of major reformsÖeight months of auditing the electoral commission of its inefficiency that has existedÖ.over the last two decades.

ďÖif anyone says it eight months of wasted time, I (Karbo) will debate anyone on that at any time,Ē he told Asempa FM

He however noted that, the party leadership will re-strategize in order to ensure they are voted back into power at the next polls (2016).

Anthony Karboís comment comes after the Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed the Election Petition initiated by the 2012 NPP flagbearer (Nana Addo) and two others (Dr. Bawumia and Jake Obetsebi Lamptey) challenging the legitimacy of President John Mahama.

By a majority decision, the justices of the Supreme Court ruled that Mr. John Dramani Mahama was validly elected in the 2012 elections.
 
 
 
Source: King Edward Ambrose Washman Addo/ Peacefmonline.com/Ghana
 
 

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