The Supreme Court is expected to give judgement for the 2020 presidential election petition, today, Thursday, March 4, 2021.
The two respondents in the petition, the Electoral Commission and President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo filed their closing addresses in conformity with the Supreme Court order for all the parties to simultaneously file written addresses on or before Wednesday, February 17, 2021.
Mahama, who was the 2020 presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the disputed elections, had brought the case to the Supreme court praying it to set aside a declaration of the results made by the Chairperson of the EC, Jean Mensa, on Wednesday, December 9.
He urged the Supreme Court to declare the results of the elections as “unconstitutional, null and void and of no effect whatsoever.”
He also requested that the Court order the EC to re-run the elections between Nana Addo and himself.
During the hearing of the case, there have been arguments when Mahama filed a motion to subpoena Jean Mensa to mount the witness box to testify on the conduct of the general elections.
But the Supreme Court on Tuesday, February 16, 2020, ruled that the petitioner cannot reopen his case.
Chief Justice Anin Yeboah cited a number of officials to uphold the position of the Court that Mahama could not reopen the case.
He said: “A mere filing of a witness statement is not an election to testify…We accordingly refuse that application”
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