Election petition: Mahama files another application to halt election petition hearing

Election petition: Mahama files another application to halt election petition hearing

- John Mahama has asked the Supreme Court to stop hearing the petition he brought before it

- He said it should only continue after his application for a review over the dismissal of his 12 questions for the EC is determined

- It will be on Tuesday, January 26

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John Mahama on Thursday filed an application requesting for a stay of proceedings in the ongoing 2020 election petition.

The former president filed the application on Thursday, January 21, 2021, through his lawyers.

Following the dismissal of his application for interrogatories on Tuesday, January 19, 2021, Mahama made it clear he was not going to look on without a fight.

Election petition: Mahama files another application to halt election petition hearing
Image credit: John Dramani Mahama
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The next day on his instructions, his lawyers, led by the venerable Tsatsu Tsikata called for a review.

To do that, the Court would have to empanel two additional justices.

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On the day, he was expected to file his witness statements and other materials on his petition, Mahama beseeched with a request to stay proceedings until his review application is determined.

The application will be heard on Tuesday, January 26, 2021.

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Mahama on Wednesday, December 30, 2020, filed a petition before the Supreme Court to challenge the outcome of the presidential race.

According to him, the election was rigged in favour of President Nana Akufo-Addo.

Akufo-Addo defeated Mahama in the election to secure another four-year term; collecting 51.302% of the votes cast against the latter’s 47.359%.

The votes difference between the two candidates stood at 517, 231, representing a four percentage point, one of the highest since 1996.

Mahama wants a rerun of the election between him and Akufo-Addo, stating that there was no winner contrary to the outcome declared by the Electoral Commission.

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President Akufo-Addo rejected Mahama’s assertion that the presidential race should have gone to a runoff.

Over 13 million Ghanaians voted in the Monday, December 7, 2021, election that saw him secure a second mandate.

In his views, the petition challenging his victory was nothing but “noise”.

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