2020 Election Petition: Second hearing of Mahama’s election petition today

The Supreme Court will this morning continue hearing of the presidential election petition filed by John Mahama, the 2020 presidential candidate for the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

The former President requesting the apex court to annul the December 7, presidential election results and organise a run-off between himself and Nana Akufo-Addo, the NPP’s 2020 presidential candidate.

During the first hearing last Thursday, the legal council for the petitioner filed a request to amend “errors” in the election petition presented before the Court.

The motion for amendment filed by Mahama’s legal team asked the court to order the Electoral Commission (EC) to conduct a second election between John Mahama and the first respondent, according to the petition filed turns out to be the EC.

Upon deliberation, the judges gave the green light for such errors to be amended.

The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Jean Mensa; and the 2nd Respondent represented by Campaign Manager of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Peter Mac Manu; along with the petitioner John Mahama were present during the first hearing.

The legal representation for the petitioner included Tony Lithur and led by Tsatsu Tsikata.

There was also Justin Amenuvor and Lawyer A. Asamoah for the 1st Respondent and Akoto Ampaw with Frank  Davies, Kwaku Asirifi, and Yaw Oppong for the 2nd Respondent.

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