Lawyers of the flag bearer of opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama have filed a new application at the Supreme Court to halt the hearing of the election petition case.
The application was filed after Supreme Court ruled against the motion filed earlier by former President John Dramani Mahama that he wants the Electoral Commission led by Mrs. Jean Mensah to admit to the errors she made during her declaration of election results.
Mr. Mahama, filed a motion at the Supreme Court asking that EC Chairperson admits she made errors during her declaration of election results.
The facts relate to Jean Mensa’s declaration of results on December 9.
The NDC flagbearer wants the EC Chairperson to admit that she did declare the results on December
9 which was broadcast live on radio, television and online platforms.
On January 20, 2020, lead counsel for the petitioners, Tsatsu Tsikata applied for a review of the ruling.
Following that, he has filed a stay of proceedings until after the application of the review has been heard.
“My Council has also served a request to admit Facts on 1st Respondent and has not yet received a response to that.
“The Request to Admit Facts is necessary for the finalization of our witness statement. Yet the Orders made by the Court on 20th January 2021 require us to file witness statements by noon on 21st January 2021.
“All the above constitute exceptional circumstances on the basis of which we respectfully seek Orders of the Court staying proceedings in this case until the determination of application for review.
“Not to stay proceedings would create the unfortunate impression that the review application has been predetermined.”