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9th September 2013, 04:46 AM
A member of the petitioners’ legal team in the just determined election results challenge case, Godfred Yeboah Dame has described the final verdict as “unfair”.

He said on Saturday that the load of evidence adduced by the Petitioners to prove that the 2012 elections were fraught with irregularities and malpractices was overwhelming for the Bench not to have ruled in the Petitioners’ favour.

The 9-member Supreme Court Bench ruled by majority decision on Thursday August 29, 2013 that President John Mahama’s election was “valid”.

All the nine Justices unanimously dismissed three of the six pleadings which the Petitioners had taken to the Court for determination.

They, however, disagreed on the other three prayers, but majority of them were on the respondents side nonetheless.

Speaking on TV3’s Hot Issues programme on Saturday, Mr. Yeboah Dame told Host Kwesi Pratt Jr. that the Petitioners expected the decision to go their way due to the evidence they had produced in Court.