Supreme Court Grants Mahama’s Request To Have Election Petition Telecast Live On TV
The Supreme Court on Thursday, 14 January 2020 granted former President John Dramani’s Mahama request for the 2020 election petition to be telecast live on national television.
This, according to the petitioners, is in the interest of fairness as was done during the 2012 election petition.
Mr. Mahama is also requesting an amendment to the election petition he filed challenging the validity of the declaration of President Akufo-Addo as the winner of the 2020 presidential election.
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The motion for amendment is seeking the permission of the apex court of the land, to correct a mistake in relief (f) of the election petition.
Per the current state of relief (f), Mr. Mahama wants the court to order a re-run between himself and the first respondent, which as stated in the petition turns out to be the Electoral Commission.
Mr. Mahama and the NDC have rejected the 2020 presidential election result describing it as flawed.
They have, thus, refused to recognize Nana Akufo-Addo as President although he has been officially sworn in.
Mr. Mahama is arguing that neither he nor President Akufo-Addo attained a clear majority because of the omission of the Techiman South constituency from the provisional declaration of results by the EC.
The EC, however, said President Akufo-Addo garnered 51.59 percent of the votes while Mr. Mahama got 47.37 percent.
Mr. Mahama is asking the Supreme Court to order a re-run of the presidential election for him and Nana Akufo-Addo.
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