Supreme Court sets March 4 for judgment
The Supreme Court has fixed March 4, 2021, to deliver its final ruling on the ongoing 2020 presidential election petition. The nine judges of the Court after hearing all other pending motions, fixed the date, yesterday to give the judgement on the matter. The Court ordered the Petitioner to file his closing address by close of today. This was after the court granted the petitioner the leave to file out of time.
Counsels for the respondents, that is, the Electoral Commission and Nana Akufo-Addo respectively opposed the application, however, the court stated that it was in the best interest of justice to do so. The court said further that, after looking at the addresses, if there was something for the Court to clarify, it will notify the parties to do so by way of oral address.
The Supreme Court in a unanimous decision on Monday, 22nd February, 2021, dismissed the review application filed by the petitioner in the ongoing election petition hearing. The decision was on the basis that, the application filed by the Counsel for the Petitioner, John Dramani Mahama was without merit.
The members of panel included Justice Yaw Appau, Justice Samuel Marful-Sau, Justice Nene Amegartcher, Justice Prof Nii Ashie Kotey, Justice Mariama Owusu, Justice Gertrude Torkornoo, Justice Amadu Tanko, Justice Henrietta Mensah Bonsu and the Chief Justice Anin Yeboah.