The highest court of Ghana, Supreme Court has adjourned the hearing of the election petition by the opposition National Democratic Congress(NDC) to Tuesday, January 14, 2021.
The hearing of the petition filed by John Dramani Mahama commenced today after the petitioner corrected some errors he made in his petition.
The Supreme Court also granted a petition by former President John Mahama of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to have the proceedings of the 2020 election inquiry broadcasted live on national television.
The request was granted at the first hearing of the election petition Thursday after the Lawyers of NDC’s presidential candidate requested for it.
The largest opposition party, National Democratic Congress (NDC) on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 presented a petition to the Supreme Court after it rejected the verdict of this year’s elections.
According to the NDC, the Electoral Commission(EC) headed by Mrs. Jean Mensa rigged the just-ended general elections in favor of the incumbent government, New Patriotic Party (NPP).
The party officials filed their petition and are seeking six reliefs from the court.
Below are the reliefs;
1. The EC breached Article 63(3) on the declaration of the Presidential results.
2. Based on the data used for the Presidential declaration, none of the candidates got 50+1 to be declared President.
3. That the declaration by the EC is unconstitutional, null, void and of no effects.
4. An order annulling the 2020 Presidential election declaration.
5. An order preventing the President from holding himself out as President-elect.
6. An order mandatory directing the EC to conduct a second election.