Election Petition: Supreme Court resumes sitting Wednesday

Justice William AtugubaJustice William AtugubaThe Supreme Court hearing the election petition will resume sitttting on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 to hear the addresses of the parties and finally set a date to pronounce its judgement.

After 47 days of sitting, the court, on July 17, 2013, gave lawyers in the case up to July 30, 2013 to file their addresses simultaneously.

All parties have so far filed their written address at the Supreme Court Registry in accordance with the court’s order.

Daily Graphic’s Mabel Aku Banaseh reports that the petitioners were the first to file a 176-page address in both soft and hard copies.

The election petition was filed by Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo, presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and his running mate, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia as well as the NPP chairman Mr Jake Obetsebi Lamptey.

They are praying the court to annul votes from some 11,000 polling stations which they claim were tainted with irregularities that favoured President John Mahama who was declared winner by the Election Petition.