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ghana 2020 election petition

  • In effect, the Supreme Court said there is no reason to order a re-run, as one of the reliefs by Mr Mahama and dismissed the petition as having no merit.

    Mr John Dramani Mahama, Flagbearer of National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the 2020 Presidential Election, says he disagrees with the process of trial and ruling of the Supreme Court in the Election Petition.

  • Mr Mahama posits in his petition that no candidate won the 2020 presidential election and, therefore, the declaration of President Akufo-Addo as the winner of the election by the chairperson of the EC was “null, void, unconstitutional and of no legal effect”.

    The presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the 2020 election, former President John Dramani Mahama has filed a fresh motion asking the Supreme Court to halt the presidential election petition until the final determination of the application for review regarding his interrogatories.

  • The Supreme Court has for the second time dismissed a review application by Former President John Mahama which was seeking to have the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Mrs Jean Adukwei Mensa, testify in the 2020 presidential election petition.

  • When asked by Justice Gertrude Torkornoo in what capacity Mrs Mensa would testify, Mr Tsikata said as a witness for the petitioner, but she will be treated as a "hostile witness".

    Former President John Dramani Mahama, the petitioner in the 2020 presidential election petition, on Monday sought to convince the Supreme Court to allow him re-open his case.

  • According to the lawyers, former President Mahama was not contesting the validity or the propriety of the conduct of the election, but rather the declaration by Chairperson of the EC, Mrs Jean Adukwei Mensa.

    President Akufo-Addo has described the 2020 presidential election petition as frivolous, and has subsequently urged the Supreme Court to dismiss it.

  • Much as I am aware that we are legally bound by the decision of the Supreme Court, I disagree with the process of trial and ruling of the court.

    Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen,

    Earlier today, the Supreme Court of Ghana delivered its verdict on a petition we filed against the declaration made on the evening of 9th December 2020 by the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission of Ghana, Mrs. Jean Mensa, on the Presidential Elections of December 7, 2020.

  • The Court was of the opinion that even if the vote padding was proven, same would not affect results announced by the EC on December 9, 2020.

    The Supreme Court has unanimously dismissed the Election 2020 Petition by former President John Dramani Mahama, saying it was without merit.

  • Both counsels for the EC and President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo opposed the motion arguing that the petitioner bore the burden of proof and that it was his duty to produce the figures before the court since the petitioner had a carbon copy of the results.

    The Supreme court has dismissed an application by the petitioner in the 2020 presidential election petition, which was asking the court to order the Electoral Commission to allow him to inspect some original documents.

  • Counsel for the petitioner, Mr Tsatsu Tsikata, had argued that the court should review its decision because Mrs Mensa had made statements in her affidavits that she will testify.

    The Supreme Court has dismissed a review application by Former President John Dramani Mahama challenging the court’s decision not to compel the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Mrs Jean Adukwei Mensa.

  • The Supreme Court has fixed Thursday, March 4, 2021 as the judgement day for the 2020 presidential election petition.

  • Counsel for the petitioner, Mr Tsatsu Tsikata has been directed to file his closing written address before the close of day on Tuesday, February 23, 2021.

    The Supreme Court has fixed Thursday, March 4, 2021 as the judgement day for the 2020 presidential election petition.

  • Bench: “Mr Akoto Ampaw, I think you have to change your wig. It has lost its identity as a wig.”

    Written By Benjamin Tachie Antiedu and Goodnuff Appiah Larbi - The 2020 Presidential Election petition between John Dramani Mahama the Electoral Commission and Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo continue to produce humorous moments, one of which arose when the wig worn by Mr. Akoto Ampaw (Esq.) attracted a jovial comment from the Bench.

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