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False: NDC has not placed an injunction on the investiture of Nana Akuffo-Addo

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Claim: The legal team of the  National Democratic Congress (NDC), led by Mr. Tsatsu Tsikata, has placed an injunction on the yet to be witnessed investiture of the president-elect and has petitioned the ICC on the matter.

The NDC legal team has denied any knowledge of the said claim and has stated emphatically that the party has not filed any case in court yet, neither has it petitioned the ICC. Therefore, the claim is false.

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The controversy over the results of the 2020 Presidential and Parliamentary elections rages on as members of the NDC continue their protest over the disputed results.

The minority in parliament took the protest to the office of the Electoral Commission (EC) to present a petition to the election management body.

Officials of the EC were, however, not available to receive the petition, an act which further worsened the already sullied relationship between the two bodies.

The EC later in a press release explained that the commission was not given prior notification of the minority’s action.

The party took their challenge of the parliamentary election results, particularly in the Techiman South constituency a notch higher when it publicly collated the results of all the 266 polling stations in the constituency.

The NDC accused the EC of rigging the election in favour of the NPP candidate, Martin Adjei Mensah Korsah who was officially declared Member of Parliament elect.

The party has also rejected the results of the presidential election which saw the incumbent president, Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo, declared president-elect.

As the controversy rages, lots of claims are being circulated on social and traditional media platforms about the elections.

One such claim is a screenshot of a piece of information that suggests that the NDC’s legal team has placed an injunction on the investiture of President Nana Akuffo-Addo.

The claim has gone viral on several social media platforms, including Facebook and WhatsApp.

Verification

To ascertain the veracity or otherwise of the claim, Dubawa contacted a member of the NDC legal team, Abraham Amaliba on phone.

Mr. Amaliba denied knowledge of the claim and said the NDC had not yet filed any case in court over the disputed results.

“No, we don’t have any of that happening. We have not filed anything yet. ICC, no. I don’t know if another group has done that, but as a party, no. I can confirm to you,” Mr. Amaliba stated.

Conclusion

The NDC legal team has denied any knowledge of the said claim and has stated emphatically that the party has not filed any case in court yet, nor has it petitioned the ICC. Therefore, the claim is false.

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