Mahama files new application at Supreme Court to inspect 6 documents of EC

The 2020 Presidential Candidate of the NDC, John Mahama has filed an application at the Supreme Court seeking to be granted permission to inspect some documents of the Electoral Commission.

The action by the petitioner follows an earlier motion filed on Wednesday, January 20, 2021.

In that document sighted by JoyNews, Mr Mahama through his lawyers is asking that six documents including constituency presidential election results summary sheets are made available to his team.

The former President also wanted to be allowed to make copies of the said document.

But the EC did not comply with the request put forward by the petitioner, hence the new application asking that the court compels the EC to do so.

Again, the team is asking for the originals of the regional presidential election results summary sheets (form 12) for all regions and the original of the declaration of the presidential results form (form 13).

Finally, the team wants the records of the alleged update to the purported declaration of presidential election results on 9th December 2020, of the results of four (4) constituencies in the Greater Accra Region.

At the close of proceedings on Tuesday, Mr. Tsikata notified the court of the new application. The court directed that the EC and President Akufo-Addo’s team file a response to the request by close of day on Tuesday.

The 7-member panel of judges made up of Chief Justice Anin-Yeboah; Justices Yaw Appau, Marful Sau, Professor Ashie Kotei, Mariama Owusu, Nene Amegatcher, and Gertrude Tokonor gave the counsel for the 1st and 2nd Respondents till the close of day, February 2 to file their response to the motion.

Meanwhile, oral arguments are to take place on Wednesday, February 3 at 9:30 am.

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