Friday, 05 March

Election petition: Mahama files fresh motion to see EC’s pink sheets

Politics
John Mahama in court

The 2020 Presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama, has filed a fresh motion at the Supreme Court asking the Electoral Commission (EC) to furnish him with all 275 original copies of pink sheets for the presidential election.

The motion was filed on Tuesday, January 19, 2021.

According to the motion, Mr. Mahama wants:

1.    The originals of the Constituency Presidential Election Results Collation Forms (Form 9) for all constituencies in Ghana;

2.    The originals of the Constituency Presidential Election Results Summary Sheets (Form 10) for all constituencies in Ghana;

3.    The originals of the Regional Presidential Election Results Collation Forms (Form 11) for all regions in Ghana;

4.    The originals of the Regional Presidential Election Results Summary Sheets (Form 12) for all regions in Ghana;

5.    The original of the Declaration of the Presidential Results Form (Form 13);

6.    The records of the alleged update to the purported declaration of presidential election results on 9th December 2020, of the results of four Constituencies in the Greater Accra Region.

This new motion comes after the Apex court on Tuesday, 19 January 2021 dismissed his application to serve interrogatories on the EC.

In the application for interrogatories, Mr Mahama was seeking the court to allow him ask the EC certain questions ahead of the hearing of the substantive matter.

Some of the questions included the manner in which the results of the 2020 presidential polls were transmitted and the involvement of the National Communications Authority (NCA) in the transmission of the presidential results.

But both the lawyers for the Electoral Commission and President Nana Akufo-Addo opposed to the application.

They argued that John Mahama and his legal team were using the “back door” to seek further information from the EC that were not captured in their petition.

The court subsequently dismissed the application.

Mr Mahama wants the Supreme Court to order a rerun of the Presidential election between himself and Nana Akufo-Addo arguing that neither of them got the required 50 percent plus one vote to be declared winner.

 

 

Source: classfmonline.com