The Supreme Court by unanimous decision on Tuesday ordered the petitioners in the December election petition to furnish the Electoral Commission (EC) and President Mahama with better particulars of claims with respect to the alleged electoral irregularities. Two of the three respondents, President Mahama and the EC had filed separate applications praying the Supreme Court to order the petitioners to supply them with further and better particulars of the petition. The respondents were seeking for “further and better particulars” with respect to the names and codes of the 4,709 polling stations, constituencies and regions where alleged electoral irregularities took place.
Other particulars include areas where voting took place without verification, where certain votes were said to have been annulled as well as areas where the presidents votes were alleged to been padded by the petitioners.
Mr Justice Sulley Gbadegbe, Justice of the Supreme Court who read the ruling on behalf of the nine-member panel headed Mr Justice William Atuguba, said it was proper that the respondents to the petitioners claim were made aware of the nature of the claims against them. He said particulars being sought by the two respondents would also enable them to decide which response they have to provide to the petitioners.