Akufo-Addo delivers first State of the Nation Address after election 2020 victory

President, Nana Akufo-Addo will on Tuesday, March 9, 2021, deliver the first State of the Nation Address after his election 2020 victory.

This is per Article 67 of the Constitution, which mandates the president to present to Parliament the address at the beginning of each session of Parliament and before the dissolution of Parliament.

This comes days after the Apex Court of the Land upheld the victory of Preisdent Akufo-Addo in the December 7, 2020, general elections.

The President’s adddres is expected to cover every sector of the economy including agriculture, environment, education, and the COVID-19 pandemic.

The President will also comment on Supreme Court’s affirmation of his 2020 electoral triumph over former President John Mahama.

A petition by former president John Dramani Mahama which sought to invalidate President Akufo-Addo’s win in last year’s election was dismissed by the Supreme Court.

Akufo-Addo defeated Mahama in the said election to secure another four-year term; collecting 51.302% of the votes cast against the latter’s 47.359%.

The votes difference between the two candidates stood at 517, 231, representing a four percentage point, one of the highest since 1996.

The Presidential candidate of the NDC in the 2020 election petitioned the Supreme Court to order a second round of the December 7, election.

This, the Supreme Court did not approve because it was of the view that the petitioner could not produce any tangible reason for a rerun.

“The petitioner has not produced any evidence to rebut the presumptions created by the publication of CI 135. We therefore have no reason to order a rerun. We accordingly dismiss the petition,” the Chief Justice said in the judgment.

Source: Nana Kwame/ Smartandstuck.com

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