Lawyers of the petitioners in the ongoing election petition hearing at the Supreme Court intend to delay the hearing process, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, a spokesperson for President Akufo-Addo’s legal team, has said.
His comments come after the Supreme Court on Tuesday January 19 dismissed an application by the petitioner which demanded that the 1st Respondent, the Electoral Commission (EC) answers some questions ahead of the substantive matter.
The court, presided over by Chief Justice Kwasi Anin Yeboah, in a unanimous decision dismissed the application for interrogatories allowing for the substantive matter to be heard.
Lawyer for the petitioner, Tsatsu Tsikata has however asked for a copy of the ruling which he says they require the suggestions made in there.
The court ruled that while interrogatories are not generally barred, the questions being asked are *irrelevant* to the pleadings filed.
— Kojo Oppong Nkrumah (@konkrumah) January 19, 2021
He further indicated that “The Supreme Court has further adjourned its hearing of the Presidential Election Petition. Tomorrow at 9:30am case management starts.”
Mr Mahama filed the petition challenging the presidential election results announced by the Chair of the Electoral Commission.
In the view of the Presidential Candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), no candidate obtained the number of votes to win the elections.
He has therefore, asked the apex court to order a rerun of the polls.
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