Ratio Decidendi



JOHN DRAMANI MAHAMA
V.
ELECTORAL COMMISSION AND NANA ADDO DANKWA

(2021) JELR 109015 (SC)    
Supreme Court  ·  J1/5/2021 ·  26 Jan 2021 ·  Ghana
CORAM
YEBOAH (CJ) (PRESIDING), APPAU J.SC, MARFUL-SAU J.SC, AMEGATCHER J.SC, PROF. KOTEY J.SC, OWUSU J.SC, TORKORNOO J.S.C

Ratio Decidendi

Core Terms Beta
petitioner
justice of the supreme court
court
party
answers
processes
witness statements
directions
high court
issues
preliminary legal objections
respondents
response
rule
specified time
20th january
amendment
anin yeboah
application
case management conference
case management hearing of this petition
chief justice
civil procedure
current state of pleadings
different hierarchies of courts
due conduct of the trial
earlier orders of this court
extent
following orders
following rules of court
further applications
hearing of the petition
judge
n. a. amegatcher
order
orders of the court
parties
position
presidential election petition
pre-trial
pre trial directions of this court
prior orders
procedural rules of the supreme court
prof. n. a. kotey
review
review of his earlier motion
rules
s. k. marful-sau
supreme court rule c.i.
trial

RULING 

At the Pre-trial and Case Management hearing of this Petition conducted on 20th January, 2021, this Court settled the issues for trial arising out of the Petition and answers and gave directions for the hearing of the Petition. 

The Petitioner was ordered to file the Witness Statements he intends to rely on by Thursday the 21st of January, 2021. The Respondents were to file their Witness Statements by Friday 22nd January, 2021 and file their submissions on the preliminary legal objections they had raised to the Petition in their answers on the same date. 

The Petitioner was to file his response to the submissions on the Preliminary legal objections by 25th January, 2021. We note that all the parties have complied with the Pre trial directions of this court save the Petitioner. The Petitioner has filed an application for Stay of Proceedings pending the hearing of an application for review of his earlier motion to serve interrogatories on 1st Respondent. 

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