We’ll dismiss your petition if your lawyers continue to disobey us - Supreme Court tells Mahama

We’ll dismiss your petition if your lawyers continue to disobey us - Supreme Court tells Mahama

The Supreme Court has warned John Mahama that it will dismiss his petition should his legal team continue to disregard its orders.

This comes on the back of the refusal of Mahama’s lawyers to file witness statements and other relevant materials at the Court’s registry on Thursday, January 21, 2021, as ordered.

We’ll dismiss your petition if your lawyers continue to disobey us - Supreme Court tells Mahama

Image credit: John Dramani Mahama
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On the day the former president was required to file the witness statements, he instead filed an application asking the Court to review its ruling after it dismissed his motion for interrogatories.

He also filed a stay of proceedings until his request for review was determined.

Mahama on Wednesday, December 30, 2020, filed a petition before the apex 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.

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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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