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Election Petition: Mahama requests 2 more hours to prepare for today’s hearing

The petitioner in the ongoing 2020 Presidential Election Petition hearing, John Dramani Mahama has written to the Chief Justice, Justice Kwasi Anin-Yeboah asking that the scheduled hearing for today, Thursday be moved from 9:30 am to 11:30 am.

This, the petitioner said will allow his lead counsel, Tsatsu Tsikata to factor in his arguments affidavits in opposition that were filed by the respondents opposing his application for a review of the Supreme Court’s ruling on February 11.

According to the petitioner, the court registrar called him “close to midnight” Wednesday to notify him about the filing of the affidavits in opposition and that he forwarded the same to his lead counsel when soft copies were mailed to him.

The Supreme Court was expected to hear three main issues today; the petitioner’s applications for stay of proceedings and the hearing of the closing submissions of all the parties.

1st Respondent Electoral Commission and 2nd Respondent Akufo-Addo have already filed their closing submissions but the petitioner is yet to file his.

If the petitioner’s request is granted, today’s hearing will commence at 11:30 am.

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