Mahama files motion to stay Election Petition hearing, wants SC to review interrogatories ruling first

Mahama files motion to stay Election Petition hearing, wants SC to review interrogatories ruling first

Lawyers for the 2020 Presidential Candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) have filed a fresh application for stay of proceeding in the Election Petition matter presently being heard by the Supreme Court.

John Dramani Mahama’s lawyers want the apex court to first consider an application that is pending before it which seeks a review of the court’s ruling on some questions he served on the 1st Respondent, the Electoral Commission.

The application was filed on Thursday and would be heard on January 26, 2021, UPSANEWSROOM.com has learnt.

The Supreme Court had dismissed the interrogatories on the ground that the Constitutional Instrument (C.I.) 16 as amended by C.I. 74 and C.I. 99 mandate the court to fast-track Election Petitions before it to avoid delays.

But Mr Mahama has disagreed with the ruling, leading to his decision to file an application for a review of the court’s ruling.

His team of lawyers has argued that answers from the Electoral Commission to the interrogatories are essential to the timely determination of the Election Petition.

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