The Supreme Court has dismissed the application by the presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the 2020 election, which sought to ask it to grant leave for the Electoral Commission (1st respondent) to answer 12 questions regarding the declaration of the presidential election results.
Former President John Dramani Mahama, had filed two legal processes at the Supreme Court but at the court’s sitting Tuesday, the application was dismissed.
The application which was filed Monday [Jan 18, 2021], was moved by counsel for Mr Mahama, Mr Tsatsu Tsikata at the Supreme Court Tuesday morning (Jan 19).
Moving the motion, Mr Tsikata argued that the objective of the application was to “narrow down” the issues for the trial.
However, a seven-member panel of the court, presided over by the Chief Justice, Justice Kwasi Anin Yeboah dismissed the application with the view that the crucial issues of relevance had not been established by the petitioner.