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Mahama Wants Election Petition Hearing Put On Hold

The 2020 presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) John Dramani Mahama is asking the Supreme Court to put all proceedings relating to the Election Petition on hold.

The former president is at the Apex court challenging the 2020 election results.

The court on Wednesday ordered that Mr Mahama’s team files it’s witness statements by close of day on Thursday.

Lead Counsel for the petitioner, Tsatsu Tsikata informed the court they had filed an application urging the court to review its early decision that turned down a request to subject the EC Chairperson to 12 questions.

Mr Mahama’s lawyers have on Thursday morning filed another application.

This time around, they are asking that the court halts all proceedings relating to the case till it determines their review application.

The lawyers argue a serious miscarriage of justice will be occasioned if the court proceeds without a determination of the review application. This they explain will result in irreparable harm that cannot be set right.

The lawyers in the document also remind the court that their request to the Electoral Commission that it admits certain facts has not been complied with. This they explain is needed to finalize the witness statements.

Sources within the legal team told Joy News they have  not filed the witness statements as directed by the court.

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