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Future Election Petition Will Be Determined Within 42 Days – Justice Anin Yeboah

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The Chief Justice nominee, Justice Anin-Yeboah has stated that a future election case will not be heard by the Supreme Court beyond 42 days.

According to him, the Rules of Court committee which is mandated by the Constitution to come up with the rules to regulate election petitions came out with new rules meant for 2016 elections which put to the period for hearing election petition not more than 42 days.

“We had a workshop at Senchi and we went through it and I’m assuring you that it will never be what we had earlier. It will be shorter but I cannot tell you it will take one or two weeks, the constitution makes provision for someone to be in the stead of the President and justice hastily administered will not be justice at all. But we tried in the old rules to fix the timelines for about 42 days, so if it is clear to honorable members then it means when an election petition is presented we can get rid of it within that shortest possible time, that is for 42 days. I think it will certainly put pressure on us to determine the petition if and only if it comes. But for the time being, if you’re dealing with justice please at times you have to be very patient,” Justice Anin-Yeboah stated during his vetting by Parliament on Monday.

Ghana experienced a landmark ruling in an eight-month-long prolonged tussle at the Supreme Court over the validity of the presidential results in the 2012 polls dubbed “Election Petition.”

This followed the challenge of the 2012 presidential results by the New Patriotic Party led by Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.

The NPP argued that they had every reason to believe that the results were rigged in favour of the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) candidate John Dramani Mahama.

They prayed the Court to declare their candidate, Nana Akufo-Addo as President with reasons that unpardonable malpractices and irregularities at 10,119 polling stations justified the nullification of 3,931,339 “invalid votes” which, the petitioners argued, would have beaten down John Mahama’s votes and overturned the declared results by the Electoral Commission.

According to the NPP’s pleadings, over-voting occurred at 1,722 polling stations, while voting without biometric verification occurred at 2,020 polling stations.

They claimed presiding officers did not also sign pink sheets at 1,638 polling stations, while the use of duplicate serial numbers on pink sheets affected 8,987 polling stations.

The petitioners further argued that if the results of the 10,119 polling stations were annulled, President Mahama’s votes would have reduced by 2,622,551, which would have, in turn, beaten down the results declared by the Electoral Commission in his favour, to 41.79 percent.

They said although Nana Akufo-Addo’s votes would have, in like manner, been reduced by 1,233,186, he would have nonetheless secured 56.85 percent, per their permutations, to cross the 50 percent mark for victory.

But the nine-panel Supreme Court in its ruling read by Justice William Atuguba upheld John Mahama as the constitutionally elected President. The ruling, however, quelled the tensions in Ghana at the time.

The other justices who sat on the case included: Justices Julius Ansah, Sophia Adinyira, Rose Constance Owusu, Jones Victor Dotse, Anin Yeboah, Paul Baffoe-Bonnie, N. S. Gbadegbe and Vida Akoto-Bamfo.

The Supreme Court further made some recommendations to the Electoral Commission for subsequent elections.

Source: Kasapafmonline.com

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Performance Of 2020 Free SHS WASSCE Candidates Has Shamed Critics – Akufo-Addo Says

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His Excellency and the first gentleman of the motherland, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has finally congratulated the beneficiaries of the Free Senior High School for coming out with flying colors in the 2020 West African Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

This is what Nana Akufo-Addo had to say; “I am reliably informed that the WASSCE results of Aburi Girls Senior High School, and, indeed, of all; 2020 SHS graduates, was extremely impressive. Those who claimed that the policy was not achievable must be ashamed now. I will shelve that conversation for now so we deal with it another day”.

This statement from the president was made on Moday, November 23, 2020, when he was addressing the chiefs and people on his last day of his 2-day tour of the Eastern Region.

Information also gathered indicates that a large number of student who benefited from the Free SHS policy were present to appreciate the President for implementing the policy. Results from the 2020 WASSCE also indicates that more than 50% of the candidates for sat for the examination passed in all core subjects with Mathematics and English being the highest with a recording of 65071 and 57.34 % respectively.

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“I Saw Mahama Coming Out Of A Dark Pit Carrying 4 Coffins” – Rev Owusu Bempah(VIDEO)

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Rev Isaac Owusu Bempah of Glorious Word Power Ministries fame has shared some horrifying revelations about former President Mahama.

Rev  Owusu Bempah on Net2 Tv’s “The Seat Show” told the host, Kwaku Annan, that he had the vision prior to coming to the studio.

He mentioned that details of that prophecy along with its interpretation shall be shared in the coming week.

But before then, he muscles some few words to tell how God revealed something weird about John Mahama.

According to Rev Owusu Bempah, the vision took him to a crowdy space where he saw the angel of God wave his hand over a pit to uncover some darkness over a pit. In that pit, Rev Owusu Bempah stated, came John Mahama with some four coffins.

“I had a vision and I saw a dark cloud cover an area. And then I saw the hand of an angel wipe that cloud away like curtains. Suddenly, I saw a pit and it was dark. I saw ex-president John Dramani Mahama coming out of the pit carrying four coffins,” he stated empathically.

Fast forward, the host Kwaku Annan was taken aback and asked Rev Owusu Bemaph to hold on till next week.

Watch the video below:

 

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Samira Bawumia’s convoy involved in accident [PHOTOS]

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Three people are in critical condition, with seven others injured after the convoy of Second Lady, Mrs Samira Bawumia, was involved in an accident at Ofoase Kokoben near Anwiankwanta in the Bekwai Municipality of the Ashanti Region.

The accident, which involved one of the cars in the convoy with registration number GN 4096 -20 and a Toyota Hilux pick-up with registration number AS 4247-17, occurred around 6: 30 pm, Monday.

Giving more details, Adom News’ correspondent, Isaac K. Normanyo, who was at the scene, said the pick-up truck tried to join the main road but missed the last car in the convoy.

He said, the vehicle, occupied by two Roman Fathers, was from an event at Anwiankwanta and was joining the main road when it crashed into the convoy heading towards Kumasi.

“The Second Lady had already passed the place but the last car, which was part of the convoy and had about 10 people in it, was the one that got involved in the accident,” he said.

He told JoyNews, out of the 10 people involved in the accident nine were transferred to the Okomfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi.

While three of them are in critical condition, the last victim, a Roman Father is currently on admission at the Abenkyiman Hospital at Anwiankwanta.

Meanwhile, the Second Lady is in the Ashanti Region on a campaign tour ahead of the December 7 polls.

Source: Adomonline.com

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