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General News of Thursday, 7 February 2013

Source: CitiFM

Election Petition: NPP's pink sheets application dismissed

The Supreme Court has dismissed an application filed by the three petitioners of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) asking the court to direct the Electoral Commission (EC) to provide them with the collation and pink sheets.

The panel of judges hearing the case at the Supreme Court said the NPP’s application was “pre-mature.”

They also stated that the petitioners were represented in the EC’s strong room as we well as on the ground on Election Day and they should have copies of the collation sheets and the pink sheets.

The Court presided over by Justice William Atuguba is hearing preliminary applications relating to the petition filed by three members of the NPP, the presidential candidate, Nana Akufo-Addo, his running mate, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia and the party’s National Chairman, Jake Obetsebi Lamptey challenging the validity of the results of the 2012 presidential elections.

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