Just In: John Mahama Denied Access To Inspect EC’s Documents At SC

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The Supreme Court has dismissed the application of Former President John Dramani Mahama to inspect documents of the Electoral Commission.

The NDC leader wanted to inspect the original constituency presidential election result collation forms for all constituencies, constituency presidential election results summary sheet, regional presidential election summary sheets for all regions, and the declaration of the presidential results form.

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In court today, Mr.Tsatsu Tsikata argued that his client was entitled to inspect the documents of the 1st Respondent due to the differences in the number of total valid votes cast and other results in the declared results.

But the lawyers for the respondents described the application as misconceived.

Lawyer Amenuvor, lawyer for the 1st Respondent argued that the petitioner has all carbonated copies of the said documents hence it was untenable to request to confirm the authenticity of the EC’s documents.

Mr. Akoto Ampaw objected to the application saying the burden of proof is on the petitioner and that he cannot use the backdoor to adduce evidence from the respondents.
The apex court in ruling on the application dismissed same saying the threshold of necessity has not been met by lawyers of John Mahama.

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Former President Mahama is challenging the validity of the presidential results declared by the Electoral Commission on December 9, 2020 which saw Presidency Akufo-Addo retaining the Presidency.

Source: SmartandStuck

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