SC Sends John Mahama A Message After Denying Him Access To EC Documents

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The Supreme Court of Ghana, in dismissing an application filed by lawyers for the petitioner in the election petition hearing which was seeking to inspect the documents of the 1st Respondent, the Electoral Commission (EC), said John Dramani Mahama has access to all the documents of the EC in respect of the petition.

The justices said on Wednesday, February 3 that proceedings in court so far show that the petitioner has copies of the documents which form the basis of the case before them.

According to the apex court, the duplicates of the documents which are in possession of the petitioner, are as good as the originals.

In dismissing the application, Chief Justice Anin Yeboah, who read the ruling on behalf of the justices, said “the proceedings so far show that the petitioner has copies of the documents which are the reasons for this application. We are of the view that no proper case has been before us to warrant the exercise of our discretion in favour of the applicant.

“Order 29 of CI 47, which is the basis for this application, should not be read in isolation, it should be read in conjunction with Rule 11 of the said Order.”

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