Saturday, March 6

Mahama’s legal team files motion to make corrections to election petition

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The legal team of the Presidential Candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama, has filed a motion, seeking to amend some errors in his petition challenging the outcome of the 2020 general elections.

The motion argues that an error was made in the description and positioning of the parties to be served the writ.

It also pointed out that there was a typographical error with one of the reliefs in the writ.

“In the relief numbered (f) on the writ which was repeated in paragraph 35(f) of the petition, there is a typographical error in the third and fourth lines, which refers to 1st Respondent instead of 2nd Respondent,” the motion said.

The motion is thus asking for a reversal of the position and designation of the said parties and a correction of the typographical errors.

John Dramani Mahama on Wednesday, December 30, 2020, filed a suit at the Supreme Court challenging the outcome of the 2020 polls.

In his petition to the Supreme Court, Mr. Mahama contended that the results declared by the Electoral Commission in favour of President Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party were “made arbitrarily, capriciously, and with bias.”

The NPP subsequently responded to the petition, describing it as error-ridden and empty.

“It is quite curious that John Dramani Mahama, the NDC flagbearer and Petitioner, who grounds his Petition on supposed errors made by the Electoral Commission, has himself submitted a Petition fraught with errors, including requesting a run-off between himself and the Electoral Commission,” the party said in a statement.


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