Election Petition: Supreme Court sets rules today

Nana Akufo Addo (c) and Dr Mahamudu Bawumia (l) are challenging the legitimacy of President John Mahama

Nana Akufo Addo (c) and Dr Mahamudu Bawumia (l) are challenging the legitimacy of President John Mahama






The Supreme Court will resume sitting Tuesday morning to consider, resolve and adopt some issues raised by lawyers in the petition contesting the legitimacy of President John Mahama.

Barring any last-minute hitch, the court’s sitting is likely to mark the last hurdle to be cleared before the hearing of the substantive petition which is calling for the annulment of 4,670,504 votes cast during the December 2012 polls.

During the sitting, the court will arrive at issues for trial and subsequent determination based on the rules of the court, the law, consultation with the parties in the case where the need arises, evidence before it and also according to its discretion.

In doing that, the court is expected to decide whether or not to immediately reject some, approve all or fix a date to rule on more than 30 issues by the parties to be set aside for determination.

The court, however, might in accordance with the law and its discretion not delve into issues agreed on by all the parties in the case.

It will concentrate on stalemate matters, resolve those issues and thus pave way for the hearing of the substantive matter which promises to be a landmark in the legal and political history of Ghana.


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