Mahama ‘Begs’ To Amend His Petition Again

John Mahama

Former President John Dramani Mahama has filed another application at the Supreme Court praying for leave to amend his election petition again.

Mr. Mahama who is before the court challenging the results of the presidential election is seeking permission to amend three separate parts of the case.

He is seeking to replace paragraph 28 of the original statement of case supporting the petition where he made reference to “an unsigned press release” by the Electoral Commission stating that its Chairperson, Jean Mensah inadvertently used the figure of total votes cast instead of total valid votes cast.

The second leave is seeking to file supplement to the original statement of case which had already been responded to by the EC and President Nana Akufo-Addo.

Again, Mr. Mahama is seeking leave of the court to file an additional ground to a motion he had filed seeking a review of the court’s decision to dismiss his application seeking leave to serve some 12 questions on the EC.

He claims the additional ground for review is another exceptional circumstance that supports the review application as well as furnishes the court with additional legal authority in support of his lawyer’s submission.

The case is scheduled for tomorrow, January 26, 2021.

BY Gibril Abdul Razak

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