General News of Tuesday, 29 January 2013
The Supreme Court of Ghana has ruled that the NDC should file a motion for further particulars for the party to be able to raise objections in the election fraud case.
All parties in the petition challenging the results of the December 7, 2012 presidential election are making a number of demands from the NPP who filed the petition.
The Electoral Commission (EC), which presided over the election and is the second respondent in the petition; President John Dramani Mahama, who has been dragged into the petition as the first respondent and the NDC are all demanding additional documents to enable them put up solid cases.
While the President and the EC have requested the petitioners to provide them with names and codes of the 4,709 polling stations, constituencies and regions where alleged electoral irregularities took place, the petitioners, on the other hand, have requested the EC to provide them with details of the names and addresses of people who were registered overseas and the mode and manner in which those people were registered.
The petitioners are also asking for declaration forms for all polling stations in the 2012 presidential election, minutes of all meetings held between the EC and the political parties between 2010 and 2012, as well as the special voters list used in the 2012 presidential election.
The case has however been adjourned to Thursday, 31st January 2013.