Supreme Court continues hearing on election case

Ghana Supreme CourtMr Tsatsu Tsikata, lead Counsel for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) will continue his cross examination of Dr Mahamudu Bawumia when the Supreme Court reconvenes Monday morning to hear the election petition case currently before the Court.

Before the Court adjourned proceedings last Thursday, May 9, it had ordered KPMG, an international accounting firm, to carry out an independent audit of the pink sheets submitted by the petitioners in the case as exhibit.

This followed an assertion by Mr Tsikata that the number of pink sheets submitted by the petitioners was not up to 11,842 as they had claimed. He therefore prayed the court to allow a head count of the sheets to ascertain the number.

Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo, flag bearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the 2012 general election, his running mate Dr Mahamudu Bawumia and Mr Jake Abetsebi Lamptey, Chairman of the NPP are petitioning the Court to annul the election results, citing irregularities and constitutional violations.

President John Dramani Mahama, the Electoral Commission and the NDC are first, second and third respondents in the landmark election dispute case.

Hearing commences at 09.30 hours.

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