Supreme Court Grants Mahama’s Motion For Amendment

A motion for amendment filed by former President John Dramani Mahama seeking leave of the Supreme Court to correct a mistake in his petition against the results of the 2020 Presidential election had been granted.

The application sought to correct a request by the former President who inadvertently asked the Apex Court to order the Electoral Commission (EC) to organise a run-off between himself and the EC instead of President Nana Akufo-Addo.

Moving the motion in court, lead counsel for the petitioner, Tsatau Tsikata prayed the court to grant the motion, saying the error was obvious.

The motion was opposed by the respondents who argued that the motion for amendment referred to the action before the court as a writ instead of a petition.

A seven-member panel of the court presided over by the Chief Justice, Anin Yeboah and assisted by Justices Yaw Appau, Samuel Marful-Sau, Nene Amegatcher, Prof. Nii Ashie Kotey, Getrude Torkornu and Mariama Owusu granted the motion.

Mr. Mahama is to file the amended petition by 4pm today while the respondents have to 4pm of Friday, January 15, 2020 to file their responses.

BY Gibril Abdul Razak