Supreme Court grants Mahama’s request to amend petition

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The Supreme Court of Ghana has granted a request by Former President John Dramani Mahama to amend his position he filed against the presidential results of last year’s elections.

The apex court granted the request on the first day of the hearing of the Petition on Thursday January 14.

Mr Mahama last week filed a motion for the Supreme Court to give him the green light to correct an ‘error’ in his election petition challenging the validity of the declaration of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as the winner of Election 2020.

The motion for amendment is seeking the permission of the apex court to correct a mistake in relief (f) of the election petition.

In the election petition filed on December 30, last year, the first respondent(1st) was the Electoral Commission (EC), with the second respondent (2nd) being President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

However, relief (f) wants the court to order the EC to conduct a second election between Mahama and the first respondent, which as stated in the petition turns out to be the EC.

Relief (f) is seeking “an order of mandatory injunction directing the first respondent to proceed to conduct a second election with petitioner and first respondent as the candidates as required under Articles 63(4) and (5) of the 1992 Constitution”.

This is the error that the former President wants to correct.

The Supreme Court adjourned the hearing to Tuesday January 19, 2021.

By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana

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