The petitioners contesting the declaration of President Mahama as the winner of the December 2012 polls have submitted the names and codes of 4,709 polling stations where alleged irregularities took place. They have also filed the names and codes of the polling stations where voting took place without biometric verification. President John Dramani Mahama and the Electoral Commission (EC), who are the first and second respondents in the petition are expected to be served with the filed documents before the end of the week.
Pursuant to the court’s order on February 5, 2013, the petitioners are expected to submit further and better particulars on the remaining 7,207 polling stations where the alleged irregularities took place within two weeks.
The petitioners have also filed the amended petition which has increased the number of polling stations where alleged irregularities took place from 4,709 to 11,916, thereby, making 11,916, the official figure in the court’s records. They filed the amendment following February 7, 2013 permission by the Supreme Court.
The Electoral Commission (EC), for its part, has complied with the Supreme Court orders by answering questions posed by petitioners.