General News of Tuesday, 5 February 2013
The petitioners challenging the results of the 2012 presidential elections have filed an application at the Supreme Court asking it to direct the Electoral Commission (EC) to provide them with collation sheets and pink sheets from all the twenty-six thousand and two polling stations.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday granted by a unanimous decision the New Patriotic Party (NPP) application asking the Electoral Commission (EC) to answer interrogatories relating to Ghanaians who voted in foreign countries.
The petitioners are 2012 NPP presidential candidate Nana Akufo-Addo, his running mate Dr Mahamadu Bawumia, and NPP Chairman Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey are asking for information required related to absentee voters’ date of registration and data on Foreign Service officials and students abroad on government scholarship.
The petitioners have indicated the actual number was far less than that declared by the EC and more so because the total number of registered voters was an issue in the matter.
The Supreme Court has adjourned ruling on that application to February 7