Election petition: Mahama files another motion to amend his application for review of ruling on interrogatories

Election petition: Mahama files another motion to amend his application for review of ruling on interrogatories

- Mahama has filed a new motion, seeking to amend an earlier request for the Court’s ruling on his interrogatories application

- He also filed a stay of proceedings on the same application

- Mahama is before the Court to challenge the outcome of the 2020 polls

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John Mahama on Monday, January 25, 2021, filed another motion to review his application for review of the Supreme Court’s decision on interrogatories.

In the new application, Mahama through his lawyers further seek to replace paragraph 28 of his original statement of the case.

Election petition: Mahama files another motion to amend his application for review of ruling on interrogatories
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Mahama filed an application requesting a stay of proceedings in the on-going 2020 election petition.

The former president filed the application after the dismissal of his application for interrogatories on Tuesday, January 19, 2021.

It will be heard on Tuesday, January 26, 2021.

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Mahama filed a petition before the Supreme Court to challenge the outcome of the presidential race.

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.

In a separate development, NDC MPs on the Appointments Committee of Parliament vowed to be thorough in their scrutiny of President Nana Akufo-Addo’s nominees for ministerial appointments.

The deputy minority chief whip, Comfort Doyoe Cudjoe-Ghansah, said the MPs have made a vow to reject any form of inducements to pass any of the nominees.

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Cudjoe-Ghansah’s remarks aim at dispelling the heightening fears among supporters and members of the largest opposition party that their lawmakers are susceptible to inducements to pass the nominees without thorough scrutiny.

“Nobody is going to take bribes from anybody,” she told Accra-based Starr FM on Monday, January 25, 2021.

President Akufo-Addo on Thursday, January 21, 2021, announced that he intends to have 46 Ministers in his second term.

He presented the list of the Ministers-designate to Parliament on the same day to kick in the vetting and approval processes.

It concludes 30 Ministers and 16 Regional Ministers, eight being women—six Ministers and two Regional Ministers.

Also, as part of his quest to cut down on his government size, the president scrapped the contentious Senior Minister Office as well as all the seven special Ministries he created in his first term.

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