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Election Petition: March 4 set for judgement

The Supreme Court has fixed March 4, 2021, to deliver judgment on the ongoing 2020 presidential election petition.

The panel of seven fixed the date on Monday, February 22, after disposing of all other pending motions.

It has also directed the Petitioner to file his closing address by close of Tuesday, February 23, 2021. This was after the court granted the petitioner the leave to file out of time.

The respondents, Electoral Commission and Nana Akufo-Addo’s lawyers opposed the application but the court said it is in the best interest of justice.

The court said, after looking at the addresses, if there was something for the Court to clarify, it will notify the parties to do so by way of oral addresses.

Review motion dismissed

The Supreme Court Monday dismissed former President John Mahama’s review application to reopen his case in the ongoing election petition trial.

The unanimous decision of the nine-member panel chaired by Justice Kwasi Anin Yebaoh held that the application is without merit.

This is the third review application from the Petitioner that has been dismissed.

Other members of the panel are Justice Yaw Appau, Justice Samuel Marful-Sau, Justice Nene Amegartcher, Justice Prof Nii Ashie Kotey, Justice Mariama Owusu, Justice Gertrude Torkornoo, Justice Amadu Tanko and Justice Henrietta Mensah Bonsu.

Source: Ghana/Starrfm.com.gh/Murtala Inusah

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