2020 Election petition: Supreme Court rules on Mahama’s EC document inspection application today

The Supreme Court is expected to rule on former President John Mahama’s application to inspect documents of the Electoral Commission in the ongoing election petition today, Wednesday, 3 February 2021.

The presidential candidate of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), who is the petitioner in the case, filed the application on Tuesday.

So far, Mr Mahama, who is challenging the validity of the 2020 presidential results, has had two of witnesses – Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketia, General Secretary of the NDC; and Dr Michael Kpessa-Whyte, who served as an observation agent of the party – appear before the court to give evidence and get cross-examined.

Mr Mahama, through his legal team led by Mr Tsatsu Tsikata, wants access to the EC’s original constituency presidential election result collation forms for all constituencies, constituency presidential election results summary sheet, regional presidential election summary sheets for all regions, and the declaration of the presidential results form.

Mr Mahama filed the application after the EC turned down his earlier requests to that end.