supreme court adjourns hearing to monday april 22

Written by on 04/18/2013

The Supreme Court has adjourned to Monday April 22, the landmark election petition case in which three petitioners, who happen to be leading members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), are seeking to nullify the declaration of President John Mahama as the winner of the 2012 election.

The Court began the first session of Thursday’s proceedings with a continuation of Dr Mahamudu Bawumia’s testimony.

Dr Bawumia who is second petitioner in the case, had tendered his evidence in Court, led by Mr Philip Addison, Lead Counsel for the petitioners.

Subsequently, proceedings moved into a different gear when Mr Tony Lithur, Counsel for President John Dramani Mahama, subjected Dr Mahamudu Bawumia to a session of cross examination.

Mr Lithur dwelt his argument mainly on the aspect of alleged irregularities, producing “Pink Sheets” as evidence to demolish the claims made earlier by Dr Bawumia.

The other petitioners in the landmark election case are Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Presidential candidate of the NPP, and Mr Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey, Chairman of the party.

They are challenging the outcome of the December 2012 elections which they claim was flawed on the grounds of alleged electoral irregularities.

President Mahama, the Electoral Commission and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) are the respondents in the case.


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