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Supreme Court to commence full trial of the 2020 Election Petition on January 26, 2021

The Supreme Court has set January 26, 2021, for the commencement of the full trial of the 2020 Election Petition.

The seven-member panel chaired by the Chief Justice Anim Yeboah, decided on issues for the trial, which include whether or not the petition disclosed “any reasonable cause of action.”

Secondly, the Court will determine whether or not no candidate obtained 50 percent of the total valid votes cast.

Thirdly, it will ascertain whether or not the second respondent (Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo) obtained more than 50 percent threshold with or without Techiman South.

Again, the Court will ascertain whether or not there were violations of law in the conduct and declaration of the 2020 Presidential Election.

Finally, the Court will ascertain whether or not allegations of vote padding affected the results of the 2020 Presidential elections.

The Court has set timelines for the parties to file their witness statements – the Petitioner is to file witness statements by close of tomorrow, Thursday, January 21, while the respondents are expected to file theirs by close of Friday, January,22, 2021.

The Court did not hear the review of the ruling on the application of Tuesday’s interrogatories and adjourned it to January 28.

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