Supreme Court Grants Mahama’s Motion for Amendment

Supreme Court Grants Mahama’s Motion for Amendment

The Supreme Court has granted a motion by former President John Dramani to amend his election petition which is challenging the declaration of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

In the amendment, former President Mahama wants to change an ‘inadvertent’ error in one of his reliefs in which he referred to the EC instead of President Akufo-Addo.

Although lawyers for President Akufo-Addo and the EC opposed the motion for amendment, a seven-member panel of the apex court, presided over by the Chief Justice, Justice Kwasi Anin Yeboah, held that the amendment does not affect the substance of the petition, and therefore was granted.

Apart from the Chief Justice, other members on the panel were Justices Yaw Appau, Samuel K. Marful Sau, Nene Amegatcher, Professor Ashie Kotey, Mariama Owusu, and Gertrude Torkornoo.

The hearing of the petition will continue on January 19, 2020, for the pre-trial.

Daily Graphic