Spokesperson for the petitioners in the election petition case, Madam Gloria Akuffo has told us “we [petitioners] are asking the court to determine in our [petitioners] favour, in that John Mahama did not win and that the declaration should be reversed and that Nana Addo be declared as President.”
According to her, though more time would have been desired by the parties within which to make their verbal addresses, the thirty minute allocated by the court will be used prudently.
The Supreme Court will on Wednesday morning, hear the oral addresses of parties in the election petition hearing.
Both the petitioners and respondents are expected to give reasons for and against why over 4 million votes cast in the 2012 election should be annulled or not in their submissions.
It is not clear which of the four lawyers will first address the court, but each will have 30 minutes to orally address the nine-member court, presided over by Mr Justice William Atuguba.
Other members of the panel are Mr Justice Julius Ansah, Mrs Justice Sophia Adinyira, Ms Justice Constance Rose Owusu, Mr Justice Jones Dotse, Mr Justice Anin Yeboah, Mr Justice Paul Baffoe-Bonnie, Mr Justice N. S. Gbadegbe and Mrs Justice Vida Akoto-Bamfo.
The Election Petition hearing is challenging the declaration of President Mahama as the winner of the 2012 presidential election.
It has been brought by three Petitioners from the opposition NPP. They are Nana Akufo-Addo, flagbearer, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, vice-presidential candidate, and Jake Obetsebi Lamptey, National Chairman of the party.
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