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Election Petition: Petitioners to subpoena Jean Mensa – Tsikata

Lawyer for the petitioner in the ongoing election petition, Tsatsu Tsikata, has announced that they will formally subpoena chairperson of the Electoral Commission in order to cross examine her.Tsikata made the disclosure after the Supreme Court this morning dismissed a motion seeking for the EC chairperson to mount the witness box after her lawyer moved to close their case earlier ...

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We cannot compel Jean Mensah to give evidence – Supreme Court judges hearing Mahama’s election petition

The Supreme Court has in a unanimous decision upheld the application by the 1st and 2nd Respondents not to call any witnesses in the ongoing election petition hearing. The decision by the apex court follows oral arguments made by the lawyers for the Electoral Commission and President Akufo-Addo that their clients cannot be compelled to testify. Citing Order 38, rule ...

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Election Petition: Supreme Court set down 5 issues for determination

The Supreme Court has outlined five key issues it will make a determination on, in the ongoing Presidential Election Petition brought before it by the presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the 2020 Presidential Election, John Dramani Mahama. This was announced after parties to the case filed their memoranda of issues. The 2nd Respondent Akufo-Addo for instances filed 3 issues which ...

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Supreme Court dismisses Mahama’s 12 interrogatories for the EC

The Supreme Court has dismissed a motion by former President John Mahama seeking permission to elicit answers to some 12 interrogatories from the Electoral Commission. Among others, lawyers for the petitioner are asking the EC to answer if the National Communications Authority (NCA) played any role or facilitated in any way, the transmission of the election results to its headquarters. ...

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Poll results: Summon a meeting of Eminent Advisory Committee – Nana Ato Dadzie to Emile Short

A member of the Eminent Advisory Committee, Nana Ato Dadzie has asked the chair of the Committee, Justice Emile Short to summon a meeting immediately on the December 7 general elections and issues emerging from the polls. In an open letter to Justice Short, he said “The situation has been compounded by what appears to have been some weaknesses in ...

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Ivory Coast in dialogue with opposition to quell political unrest; lessons for Ghana?

The Ivory Coast’s government and representatives from the opposition have met for a National Dialogue to discuss ways to end the political unrest that has gripped the West African country for months. Discussions started on Monday in Abidjan and focused on the recommendations of the Economic Community of West African States, which called for reforming the country’s electoral commission before ...

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Full text: Minority MPs petition to Electoral Commission Chair

The Minority in Parliament on Tuesday broke police barricade at the Ridge Roundabout to submit a petition to the Electoral Commissioner Chair, Jean Mensa. The aggrieved legislators were involved in a scuffle with the police as they walked from Parliament House to the Electoral Commission head office. They MPs led by the Minority Leader in Parliament, Haruna Iddrisu and the ...

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ABANTU, Women’s Manifesto Coalition congratulate Jean Mensah

ABANTU for Development, a women’s rights policy advocacy Organisation and the Women’s Manifesto Coalition have congratulated the Electoral Commission’s chairperson Mrs. Jean Mensah, on the successful conduct of the 2020 Presidential and Parliamentary elections in Ghana. In a statement copied to Public Agenda in Accra, the two organizations observed that the chairperson’s success is by extension, a triumph for many ...

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Sene West elections: Court throws out NPP suit against EC, NDC

The Wench High Court has thrown out a case brought before it by the New Patriotic Party against the Electoral Commission and the National Democratic Congress on the Sene West Parliamentary Elections. The court ruled that the said case lacks merit, reason it was dismissed. The NPP has also been fined an amount of GHS 20,000 for wasting the time of the court.The Sene West Constituency’s ...

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Ghana’s opposition leader calls for an independent audit of election results

Flagbearer of Ghana’s biggest opposition party , the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama, has called for a forensic audit on the election results announced by the Electoral Commission on December 9. According to him, having an independent audit of the EC’s figures will ease the tension surrounding the results and per the outcome of the audit, will concede defeat if the ...

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