The Supreme Court of Ghana has set March 4, 2021, as the Judgment Day for the 2020 Election Petition documented by John Dramani Mahama, the NDC official contender for the December 7, 2020, political decision.
"The appeal is deferred to March 4, 2021, for judgment," Chief Justice Kwasi Anin-Yeboah said.
John Dramani Mahama recorded the request to challenge the December 9 affirmation of the December 7 political race results by Jean Mensa, the Electoral Commission Chairperson, for the NPP competitor Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
Following a few days of neglecting to persuade the court to have his case resumed, John Mahama, through his lawful group was given authorization by the Supreme Court to record his end address on Tuesday, despite the fact that the two Respondents have documented theirs as of now.
"We are of the assessment that the solicitor ought to be allowed leave to document his end address at the very latest Tuesday, February 23, 2021," the Chief Justice said, "in light of a legitimate concern for equity".
The five issues set out for preliminary
The Supreme Court on January 20, 2021, set out five issues for assurance in the wake of tuning in to contentions dependent on the request and reactions from the two Respondents.
The five issues that will illuminate the judgment are:
1. Regardless of whether the appeal unveils any reason for activity - that is, if there is any legitimate justification for the request.
2. Regardless of whether the second respondent [Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo] met the Article 63 (3) limit of the 1992 Constitution - this sacred arrangement expresses that an official up-and-comer should get more than 50% of the complete legitimate votes cast to be pronounced President-elect.
3. Regardless of whether the second respondent [Nana Akufo-Addo] actually met Article 63(3) of the 1992 limit by the prohibition or incorporation of the Techiman South Constituency official political decision results.
4. Regardless of whether the revelation by the principal respondent's Chairperson (the EC's Jean Mensa) on December 9 of the official political decision led on December 7 was disregarding Article 63(3) of the 1992 Constitution.
5. Regardless of whether the supposed vote cushioning and different mistakes griped of by the solicitor influenced the result of the official political decision aftereffects of 2020
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