SC strikes out Mahama’s stay of proceedings application after lawyers announce withdrawal

The Supreme Court on Thursday January 28 struck out an application for a stay of proceedings filed by lawyers of the petitioner, Mr John Dramani Mahama in the ongoing hearing of the Elections petition case.

Lawyers of Mr Mahama had filed an application at the Supreme Court asking the apex court to hold on with the hearing of the petition.

This follows an application for a review after the Supreme Court dismissed a motion by the petitioners that was seeking to ask the Electoral Commission (EC) to answer some key questions.

 Mr Mahama wanted the Commission’s Chair Jean Mensa to admit, among other things, that the figures and percentages she announced come to 100.3% instead of 100%.

The presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) also wanted her to admit that the subsequent correction of results in statements issued by the EC is different from what candidates obtained as captured in the summary of results sheets published by the EC.

But the Supreme 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.

On Wednesday January 20, lead counsel for the petitioners, Tsatsu Tsikata applied for a review of the ruling.

Following that, he filed a stay of proceedings until after the application of the review has been heard.

But on Thursday January 28 Mr Tsatsu Tsikata moved the motion announcing a withdrawal of application of the stay of proceedings.

The Chief Justice Anin Yeboah then proceeded to announce that the motion has been struck.

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By Laud Nartey||Ghana