Atuguba breaks silence on 2012 election petition

Supreme Court judge, Justice William Atuguba, has justified why the Supreme Court justices by unanimous decision threw out the 2012 election petition.

In his first public comment since the delivering of the verdict on the election petition, justice Atuguba described as unfortunate the attempts by some group of persons to tarnish the integrity of the verdict.

“Some people held some kind of discussion at the British Council and gave the impression that the verdict if properly analysed should have gone in favour of the plaintiffs.”

He continued: “Quite clearly not and this kind of thing, you know, to the ordinary man will mean that something had drastically had gone wrong with the decision process and that it wasn’t the correct verdict. But that is very very unfortunate.”

His comments were contained in a yet to be produced documentary trailer in relation to the 2012 election petition by renowned journalist, Paul Adom Otchere.

Then candidate Nana Akufo-Addo, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia and Jacob Otanka Obetsebi-Lamptey petitioned the Supreme Court to quash Mahama’s victory citing multiple infractions and irregularities.

The verdict of the court generated many controversies with some suggesting the decision of the court was rigged.

Justice William Atuguba was the presiding judge for the election petition.