Election Petition: The Issues the Supreme Court Has Set Out for Determination to Begin Trial.

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The seven-member panel of the Supreme Court presided by Justice Kwasi Anin Yeboah has choosen five major issues that would be considered for the 2020 presidential election petition filed by the presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

The five issues are:

Whether or not the petition discloses any cause of action – that is if there are any legal grounds for the petition,

Whether or not the second respondent [Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo] met the Article 63 (3) threshold of the 1992 Constitution – this constitutional provision states that a presidential candidate must obtain more than 50 percent of the total valid votes cast to be declared as President-elect,

Whether or not the 2nd respondent [Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo] still met the Article 63(3) of the 1992 threshold by the exclusion or inclusion of the Techiman South constituency presidential election results.

Whether or not the declaration by the first respondent (EC) on December 9 of the presidential election conducted on December 7 was in violation of Article 63(3) of the 1992 Constitution,

Whether or not the alleged vote padding and other errors complained of by the petitioner affected the outcome of the presidential election results of 2020.

These issues will help the Supreme Court to come to a conclusion on whether the petition has any merit or not.

The court has also set Tuesday, January 26, 2021, to start the hearing.