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Supreme Court To Rule Tomorrow On Amewu Injunction Case After Hearing Arguments Of Tsatsu Tsikata And Godfred Dame

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A Deputy Attorney-General, Mr Godfred Yeboah  Dame, has argued before the Supreme Court that the people of Santrokofi Akpafu, Likpe, and Lolobi, (SALL) should have been allowed to vote in the parliamentary election on December 7, 2020.

He contended that the right constituency for the people of SALL to cast their vote was the Buem Constituency in the Oti Region and not the Hohoe Constituency in the Volta Region.

The Deputy A-G was moving an application urging the Supreme Court to quash an injunction by the Ho High Court on the gazetting of Mr John Peter Amewu as the Member of Parliament (MP)-elect for Hohoe.

According to him, it was “erroneous” for the Electoral Commission (EC) to have prevented the people of SALL from voting in the parliamentary election that took place on December 7,2020.

He argued that a new constitutional instrument CI 128 which came into force on August 11, 2020, placed SALL under the Buem constituency.

“If anything, the election in Buem should rather be annulled for the people of SALL to vote and not the Hohoe Constituency,” he argued.

Tsikata’s argument

In response, the lawyer for five individuals who got the injunction, Mr Tsatsu Tsikata, argued that the admission by the A-G meant that the people of SALL were indeed denied the right to vote and also the right to be represented in parliament.

He submitted that CI 128 which placed SALL in the Buem constituency was unconstitutional because it was not gazetted on the day it was laid before parliament as required by the 1992 constitution.

The Court, therefore, adjourned to deliver its verdict tomorrow.

Source: GraphicOnline

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Blame Yourself For Not Doing Your Work Properly In The Strong Room – Supreme Court Chastizes Kpessah Whyte And Mettle-Nunoo

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The justices of the supreme court have told witnesses of Mr John Dramani Mahama in the election petition, Mr Rojo Mettle Nunoo and Dr Michael Kpessa-Whyte to blame themselves for abandoning their duties in the strong room during the final collation of the election results if their claims are to be believed.

During proceedings, the two witnesses told the court that they were sent by the Chair of the Electoral Commission (EC) to Mr Mahama at the time of the collation of the final results in the strong room. In their absence, the results were then announced.

Delivering the judgment on Thursday, March 4 the court said “…Notwithstanding all these allegations of misunderstandings with the chair of the 1st respondent in the strong room and the fact that they were absent during the declaration, they did not give any indication as to how these happenings in their absence affected the final results announced by the 1st Respondent.

“The testimonies would have carried some little weight if the purpose of the petition was to change entries made on the collation forms or summary sheets but that is not the case.

“Their testimonies were therefore of no relevance to the said issues set out for determination and so we find them unworthy for consideration whatsoever.

“In fact, regarding the testimonies of PW2 and PW3 , if their evidence is to be believed then they had to blame themselves for abandoning their post at the national collation centre at the time the verification and certification of the results were ongoing and PW3 had then verified and certified the regional collation results out of the 16.”

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Breaking News: Supreme Court Unanimously Dismisses Mahama’s Petition As Having No Merit

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The 7-member panel of the Supreme Court hearing the 2020 election petition have dismissed the 2020 election petition brought before the court by flagbearer of the NDC for the 2020 elections, John Dramani Mahama.

In an extensive verdict read by Chief Justice Kwasi Anin Yeboah, the court was of the opinion that the petitioner failed to disclose how the so-called errors by the EC chair materially affected the declaration.

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Supreme Court Update: Mahama In Court As Judges Get Set To Pronounce Their Verdict

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The Petitioner in the 2020 election petition, John Dramani Mahama has made an appearance at the premises of the Supreme Court this morning.

The 7-member panel presiding over the 2020 election petition is expected to deliver judgement today in the case which lasted about one month.

Mr Mahama is challenging the declaration of President Akufo-Addo as having won the 2020 election.

According to Mr Mahama, no candidate obtained more than 50%.

He is therefore praying the court for a re-run of the election between himself and President Akufo-Addo.

The Apex Court will put the matter to rest today by delivering its judgement.

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