BREAKING: John Mahama arrives in court for election petition hearing

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Former President John Dramani Mahama has entered the Supreme Court, where he is expected to begin examining his election petition this morning, Thursday 14 January.

The National Democratic Congress presidential nominee for the recently concluded general election was wearing an all-black suit and a white shirt with a red tie to match, casting a joyful expression.

Mr Samuel Ofosu Ampofo and some of his lawyers were encircled by the National Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

The former president will have clarification in the next 6 weeks as to whether the Supreme Court will offer his relief as stated in the request.

What is the Supreme Court doing from Mahama?

The petitioner, Mr Mahama, is requesting a re-run of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) polls of December 7, 2020 both himself and Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo because he claims that both main contenders did not acquire 50 percent of the votes cast as needed.

His proposal is depending on the outcomes announced on 9 December by Jean Mensa, the President of the Electoral Commission.

In his petition, Mr Mahama is also requesting the following remedies.

1. A declaration that the declaration of election results by EC Chair Jean Mensah on 9 December 2020 was in violation of Article 63(3) of the constitution Act.

2. That no individual met the provision of the Article to be proclaimed President-elect, on the basis of the data found in the declaration.

3. A complaint that the statement is illegal, nullified and that it has no effect whatsoever

4. An order released by the EC Chair setting aside the Declaration of the President-elect Instrument 2020 (c.I. 135) dated 9 December 2020.

5. An restraining order prohibiting Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo from being elected as president;

6. A compulsory judgment ordering the EC to perform a re-run of the election with as candidates he (Mahama) and Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

 

Source:Mynewsghana.net

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