Presidential aspirant of the New Patriotic Party, Mr. Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen has stated posterity will show that Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and the party won the 8-month long Presidential Election Petition, which challenged the results of the election as declared by Dr. Afari Gyan, and should have been declared winners of the 2012 elections.
In an exclusive interview with the ‘Africa Watch’ Magazine, Mr. Alan Kyerematen, in an answer to a question posed by the magazine, explained that it was a good starting point for the party to go to court to challenge the 2012 election results, rather than resorting to other means to register their protest at the results.
According to him, “It was a test of our party’s commitment to the core principles of democratic governance, our belief in the rule of law, our belief in the sanctity of the Constitution of Ghana and the basic tenants of our jurisprudence in protecting the rights of individuals, ensuring accountability of the institutions of state, as well as checking the abuse of political power by the government.”
“Although the Supreme Court did not rule in our favour, there is absolutely no doubt that we made a strong and compelling case, and I believe that posterity will be the final arbiter of the validity or otherwise of our judicial claims.
Indeed, the fact that the Supreme Court was split almost right down the middle in its ruling, clearly attests to the fact that we did not embark on a frivolous and vexatious exercise either on substance of law or evidence. In this regard, the combined efforts of the NPP legal team and the lead witness, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, must be highly commended,” Alan Kyeremanten told the Africawatch Magazine.
Alan Kyerematen, went on further, to commend Nana Akufo-Addo for accepting the verdict of the Supreme Court Case and not seeking a review of the verdict….