What you need to know about the 42 days journey of NDC’s Election Petition at the Supreme Court

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The National Democratic Congress (NDC) this afternoon filled a petition at the supreme Court challenging the verdict of the 2020 general election as declared by the Electoral Commission.

Below are some important information to consider regarding the petition.

Date for filing presidential election petition ends today counting 21 days from 9th December declaration – article 64 of Constitution.

Petition to be served on President-Elect and EC within 2 days, all things being equal, else to be served by publication in 2 national daily newspapers.

Nana Addo and EC have 10 days to file Answer/Response (Defence) plus any preliminary legal objection with arguments.

All parties to be notified to appear before court within 48 hours, and they appear by 10th day for pre-trial conference where how case will be conducted is determined.

No amendment of case allowed to add unto or alter the grounds stated in petition, and no political party allowed to join the case.

Trial/hearing starts 15th day and ends 21st day, and judgment delivered on 42nd day, in March.

Live telecast of trial allowed.

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