The Supreme Court has 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.

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The petitioners argue that the plea is in the interest of fairness as was done during the 2012 election petition.

Mr. Mahama who is in the court to challenge the election results in which the NPP’s Nana Akufo-Addo was declared President, through his lawyers filed an application asking permission from the Supreme Court to correct mistakes in his petition.

He alleges that Mr. Akufo-Addo and all other candidates who contested in the polls did not obtain more than 50% of the votes cast.

The court is expected to hear the case and give a ruling within 42 days.

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