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Supreme Court grants request for live telecast of election petition


The Supreme Court has accepted the request placed by the 2020 Presidential Candidate of the National Democratic Congress, John Dramani Mahama for a live telecast of his election petition.

The Supreme Court gave the ruling during a preliminary hearing of the case today, January 14, 2021.

Lawyers of Mr Mahama had argued live broadcast of the proceedings will be in the interest of the state. The court also heard an application by the petitioner to correct some mistakes in his suit.

The opposition NDC on December 30, 2020 filed a petition at the Supreme Court challenging the outcome of the presidential elections.

In another development, the court also granted Mr Mahama permission to amend the errors in his election petition.

Lawyers for both the President and Electoral Commission of Ghana (EC) opposed the motion for the amendment.

The Supreme Court ordered the Petitioner to file the amendment by close of day today and the Respondents are to do so Friday, December 15, 2020.

The Court has however been adjourned to next Tuesday for the pre-trial.

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