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Supreme Court ruling underscored sovereignty of the people – Mahama

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On the first anniversary of ruling on the landmark election petition declaring him validly elected as president of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama has lauded the judiciary for “performing its duty diligently and faithfully to the people of Ghana”.

He said the ruling on Thursday, August 29, 2013 underscored the sovereignty of Ghanaians as clearly stated in Article 1 of the 1992 Constitution.

The presidency of John Dramani Mahama was challenged in court a few weeks after the Electoral Commission declared him winner of the 2012 Presidential Elections.

Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia and Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey filed a petition on December 28, 2012 at the Supreme Court against not only John Mahama but also the EC and, later, the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

However, after eight months of tussle, the Supreme Court presided over by Justice William Atuguba dismissed the petition and declared Mr Mahama as validly elected.

“The Supreme Court judgement validated the view that sovereignty springs from the people and that sovereignty resides in the people and that governance springs from the mandate that is given by the people,” President Mahama said on Friday, August 29, 2014 at the Flagstaff House in Accra.

He insinuated that no election can be won outside the mandate of voters.

“So the Supreme Court judgement on the election petition underscored the fact that you cannot get from the courts what you did not get from the people,” he told a gathering of family and friends.

He charged all to see the peaceful aftermath of the verdict as a window of hope Ghana represents on the African continent and the fact that all hands should be on deck in the development agenda of the country.

“Governance is a shared responsibility knowing that Ghana is an established democracy and that we will continue to be the beacon of democracy in Africa.”

Derrick Asare is an Editor for Xbitgh. He love Music, going to the movies, making friends, web designer, computer science major.

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Bullet Knows Something About Ebony’s De@th And Wendy Shay Must Be Careful’– Says Prophet (+VIDEO)

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A man of God known as Prophet Stephen K Adom has cautioned Uber Driver hitmaker, Wendy Shay to be careful if she doesn’t want to end up in the grave like Kupe star, Ebony.

According to him, people have been looking at the wrong places to find out what killed Ebony whilst the answer is glaringly right in front of us.

Prophet Adom said;

“Bullet must be asked where he took Ebony to?. Why was the girl fetching him so much money?

Bullet is now nurturing Wendy Shay and if she s not careful, she will be the next”.

The man of God, in a viral video we sighted also added that if care is not taken Ebony’s younger brother will also lose his life through Bullet.

Watch the video…

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