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Legal Luminary Akoto Ampaw To Battle John Mahama For For Akufo Addo At The Supreme Court

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Legal Luminary Akoto Ampaw To Battle John Mahama For For Akufo Addo At The Supreme Court

An astute private legal practitioner, Akoto Ampaw has filed a notice of appearance informing the Supreme court of his decision to represent the 2nd  respondent, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo Addo on January 4, 2020, in a petition brought by former president John Dramani Mahama to challenge the legitimacy of the EC’s declaration of the 2020 election.

The filing of the “Notice of Appearance”, is in fulfillment of Article 64 of the 1992 Constitution and the Supreme Court Rules 1996, (C. I. 16) as amended by C. I. 74 and C. I. 99.

John Dramani Mahama on December 30, 2020, filed a petition at the Supreme Court challenging the outcome of the presidential elections.

In a statement after filing the petition, the NDC which he represented in the 2020 elections said: “The Petition was filed pursuant to the party‘s audit of the 2020 Presidential results and extensive consultations with the National Executive Committee and Council of Elders of the party.

The first respondent in the petition case (Electoral Commission) will also be represented by Amenuvor & Associates with its lead counsel, Justin Amenuvor in the case which is set to begin after the inauguration of the President.

 

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SB Bitian is a Freelance Writer. Favorite quote: "I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favor to men of skill; but time and chance happen to them all" - Ecclesiastes 9:11

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