Supreme Court strikes out Mahama’s stay of proceedings

The Supreme Court hearing the Election petition case has struck out the motion by the petitioners to stay proceedings.

In its ruling on Thursday, the seven-member panel presided over by the Chief Justice Anin Yeboah announced that the motion has been struck out.

This was after counsel for the petitioner Tsatsu Tsikata withdrew the motion regarding the stay of proceedings it had filed on January 21, 2021.

“In respect for the motion for stay of proceedings, your Lordships may appreciate that we indicated that it was for stay pending the determination of the review application.

“If, your Lordships, are going to proceed to hear the review application then clearly that motion for stay is moved,” Mr Tsikata said.

It was the case of the court that once the petitioner has already filed it witness statements for the hearing to continue, the application for stay will no longer hold.

As it stands now, the application for stay of proceedings has been withdrawn and the application for abridgement of time has also been withdrawn.

The apex court will now continue with the election petition hearing in accordance to C.I. 99, that provides the court with strict timelines regarding election adjudication.

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Story By: Gloria Kafui Ahiable

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