Founder and leader of Alive Chapel International, Bishop Elisha Salifu Amoako has indicated that former President John Dramani Mahama’s decision to go to court after the 2020 polls was borne-out of false hope given by some persons around him.
Speaking to the media following the Supreme Court’s ruling on Thursday, March 4, 2021 he said “I believe that some people and some lawyers in the NDC did not give Mahama good advice. They pushed Mahama to go to court, assuring him of winning the case; they instilled some hope in him that the case will favour him.”
“Mahama and his legal team did not do their homework well. Prophetically, I was telling Mahama to accept defeat and if he had accepted defeat, it would not have travelled to this point, wasting money and time in court”, he added.
He however, commended the NDC Flagbearer for going to court instead of causing mayhem with his supporters over his displeasure with the election results.
He said, “We, therefore, have to commend President Mahama and the NDC for going to court rather than using machetes to drum home their demands. The way the NDC handled the 2020 election should be applauded because they could have caused a mess in the country.
“We cannot say that Mahama and the NDC have made a mistake going to court to address their grievances about the 2020 election; it is their legal right to go to court as it is the same court that has the authority and power to determine the matter.”