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Supreme Court dismisses Mahama’s request to question EC Boss

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The Supreme Court has refused to grant permission to a motion filed by lawyers of former President John Dramani Mahama, the petitioner in the 2020 Presidential election case to question the Chairman of the Electoral Commission on some 12 questions they consider relevant to the court hearing. 

The seven-member panel presided over by Justice Anin Yeboah said the intel locutories raised which were discretionary and therefore the Supreme Court does not see it as relevant to the petition before it.

Mahama’s legal team led by Tsatsu Tsikata was seeking to interrogate Jean Mensa in the manner in which the results of the 2020 presidential polls were transmitted and the level of involvement of the National Communications Authority (NCA) in the transmission of the presidential results.

After a series of back and forth between lawyers for the Electoral Commission and the petitioner John Mahama, the Supreme went for a recess after which the Chief Justice ruled against granting John Mahama’s request.

The court was however adjourned to Wednesday, January 20, 2020 at exactly 9am.

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