Nana Addo Drops Challenge


The Counsel of the NPP?s Presidential Candidate, Nana Akufo Addo and the two other petitioners challenging the validity of the results of the 2012 presidential elections have revealed that they would no longer challenge the composition of the panel of judges sitting on the case at the Supreme Court.

wpid-Akufo-Addo3.jpgThis was contained in a statement signed by the Lawyers of the petitioners, Akufo Addo, Prempeh and Co.
Lawyers representing the NPP?s Presidential candidate, Nana Akufo-Addo and two other plaintiffs met on Friday to consider their options in filing a formal application at the Supreme Court.

By this statement, Counsel for the Election petitioners have rescinded their decision to object to the judges empanelled to sit on the motion filed by the NDC to be joined in the controversial presidential election petition.

Philip Addison and his team of lawyers were asked to present a formal petition objecting to one of the judges to sit on the case after their request for an in-camera hearing was turned down but instead they wrote to the Supreme rescinding their decision.

They explain the u-turn is to make for an expeditious determination of the petition, asking the Supreme Court to fix a date for an early hearing of the joinder application.

It could also be recalled that the lawyers raised an objection in respect of the composition of the panel of judges during the hearing of the NDC?s application to join NPP?s petition and requested for an in-camera hearing.

However a statement in the possession of The Moment has it that the NPP has decided not to pursue the matter, ?? in order to facilitate an expeditious determination of the petition.?

According to the statement, the decision was to ?ensure an early hearing of the application for joinder.?


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