Supreme Court resumes hearing of election petition today

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The Supreme Court is expected to resume sitting today on the election petition case.

The apex court after a pre-trial last week Wednesday said the Court would be considering the following issues of whether or not the petition reveals any reasonable course of action.

The court will also be determining whether or not any of the candidates obtained majority votes, to be declared winner.

Another isssue the apex court would be dealing with is whether or not the EC met the provision of Article 63 (3) of the constitution.

The panel said it will also determine whether or not the EC violated Article 63 (3) of the constitution and whether or not the allegation of the vote padding if considered will affect the vote obtained by the winner.

The apex court had directed the petitioner and his lawyers to file their witness statements by 12 noon on January 21, 2021.

The respondents were also asked to file their processes on January 22, 2021. Should the parties after receiving the processes have any more processes, they should file by January 25.

But the petitioner has failed to file his witness statement as had been directed by the court, though the EC and President Akufo-Addo had filed their witness statements.

However, the petitioner has since filed two applications; one for a review of the court’s decision on its interrogatories, and the other more recently, to supplement his original statement.

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