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General News of Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Source: myjoyonline.com

NDC joins petition against EC and Prez Mahama

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has filed a motion at the Supreme Court to join in the petition brought against President John Mahama as well as the Electoral Commission.

The NDC says the decision was taken because the president was elected on its ticket, hence, the need for the party to express interest in the proceedings in court.

A member of the NDC Legal Team, Abraham Amaliba explained the party does not want to wait for the Supreme Court to ask them to be joined in the suit before they show up in court.

According to Mr. Amaliba, the NDC party gave the President the platform and also sponsored the campaign and so whatever happens to him [President] would also affect the interest of the NDC as a party.

Meanwhile Chairman of the NPP’s constitutional committee, Mr. Ayikoi Otoo has described the decision by the NDC as a party to join the court suit as unfortunate.

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