Ghana’s opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) has raised an objection to the composition of the Supreme Court panel sitting on the case in which it is challenging the country’s 2012 presidential polls results.
The party raised the objection today January 10, 2013 during a court hearing in which the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) had applied to join the NPP’s petition against the Electoral Commission (EC) and President John Dramani Mahama.
According to a member of the NDC Legal Team, Nana Ato Dadzie, the NPP says the newly appointed Executive Secretary to President Mahama, Dr Raymond Atuguba is a relative to one of the panel members – Justice William Anaam Atuguba.
The Supreme Court has therefore adjourned the case indefinitely and has asked the NPP to put its objection in writing, making it formal and public.
“The court told them [NPP] to put their house in order,” Nana Ato Dadzie told the press.
The presidential candidate of the NPP, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, his running-mate, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia and NPP Chairman, Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey were all in court.
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By Ekow Quandzie