The Supreme Court (SC) has resumed the proceedings of the election petition with the hearing of a motion filed by the petitioner, former President John Dramani Mahama which is seeking to inspect some documents of the Electoral Commission (EC).
A determination by the Supreme Court on the motion will determine whether lawyers for the petitioner would call another witness or not.
The legal team of John Mahama is asking for six documents including the originals of the constituency presidential election result collation forms (form 9) for all constituencies, the originals of all constituency presidential election results summary sheet (form 10) and the originals of the regional presidential election collation forms (form 11) for all regions.
They are also asking for the originals of the regional presidential election results summary sheets (form 12) for all regions and the original declaration of the presidential results form (form 13) and the records of the alleged update to the purported declaration of presidential election results on 9th December 2020, of the results of four (4) constituencies in the Greater Accra Region.
Lead counsel for Mr. Mahama, Tsatsu Tsikata told the court that access to documents will indicate the exact total vote cast since there are currently four different figures produced by the EC.
“These are plain circumstances which necessitate a reference back to the original documents which are in the custody of the first respondent (EC) so that there could be a proper validation of what the correct figure is,” he said.
However, the SC in a unanimous decision turned down the request.
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