The Presidential results of the 2020 general election have been gazetted by the Assembly Press.
The move gives the results as declared by the chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC) Jean Mensa the necessary legal backing.
Sources with knowledge of the development at the EC said this will pave the way for those wishing to challenge the results in court to do so.
The EC was mandated by the Constitutional Instrument (CI) 127, regulation 44, sub-regulation 11 to gazette the results.
One of the sources cited by state-owned Ghana News Agency explained that: “Without that, any case from a person or a group about the election results sent to court will be thrown away.”
The president pulled 51.302% of the valid votes cast to defeat the presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama with 47.359% of the ballots.
Mahama rejected the outcome as fundamentally flawed, arguing that the declaration was a clear violation of the law because the commission did not follow the rules set out to conduct the elections.
He, however, noted in a recent interview with VOA that he would only concede defeat after a forensic audit is done into the results declared by EC.
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