After former President, John Dramani Mahama rejected the 2020 election results declared in favour of President Nana Akufo-Addo, the NDC filed a petition at the Supreme Court
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The hearing of the case started on this Thursday, January 14, 2020.
YEN.com.gh has compiled six iconic attributes that characterize the election petition hearing that has just started and will likely continue for some months.
1. Members on the panel
The 2021 election petition panel comprises Anin Yeboah (CJ), Yaw Appau, Marful Sau, Nene Amegatcher, Prof Kotey, Mariama Owusu and Gertrude Torkonoo.
2. A mistake made in filing the petition was corrected
The Mahama-led NDC was earlier reported to have made a mistake during the filing process.
Before the official hearing began, a plea was made on the court to have the error rectified and that was successfully granted.
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3. The panel has 9 members
In 2012, when the first election petition hearing was held, the panel of judges consisted of seven members but this time, nine people are on the panel.
4. The percentage of women has reduced since the last hearing
The 2020 panel has 2 (29%) female justices compared to 3 (33%) in the 2012 panel which was declared in favour of the then-ruling President John Dramani Mahama.
5. Former panellists missing
A good number of the panellists were not involved in the 2012 petition. This is expected because of retirement. However, some of the 2012 justices, including Dotse and Baffoe-Bonnie are not retired but are not on the panel.
6. Mahama vs Nana Addo again
The 2012 election petition was filed by the Nana Addo-led NPP against the then ruling president, John Mahama.
Now, the tables have turned as the Mahama-led NDC has been the one to file against the ruling president, Nana Akufo-Addo
In another interesting report, Ghanaian actress, Nana Akua Addo’ daughter, Diamond Ohemaa Dokua, has landed a brand ambassadorial deal in Nigeria.
She has been signed as the brand ambassador for Meddy’s Official, a Nigerian-based company that deals in hair products for kids.
Many people are happy for Diamond and they have showered congratulatory messages on her.
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