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Supreme Court adjourns NDC application to be joined to NPP petition

Hearing of the National Democratic Congress’ application to be joined to the petition filed by Messrs Nana Akufo-Addo, Mahamudu Bawumia and Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey was adjourned indefinitely after the lead counsel for the petitioners, Phillip Addison, requested the Court to take a second look at the composition of the panel.

After initially praying the Court to make his request in camera, Mr Addison was asked to formally put it in writing to the registrar.

It later emerged that the lead counsel for the petitioners wanted a change of presiding judge, Justice William Atuguba, who is apparently a cousin to Dr Raymond Atuguba, who was appointed Executive Secretary to the president on Tuesday.

The judges that were empanelled to sit on the case were Justice Sophia Akuffo, Justice Julius Ansah, Justice Annin-Yeboah, Justice Jones V. M. Dotse, Justice Rose Owusu, Justice Adinyira, Justice Vida Akoto-Bamfo, Justice P. Baffoe Bonnie with Justice William Atuguba to chair them.

The petitioners’ counsel comprised Phillip Addison, Gloria Akuffo, Fred Davis, Akoto Ampem, Kwame Akufo, Nana Asante Bediatuo, Godfred Odame, Egbert Faibille Jnr and Prof. Ken Attafuah.

Several NPP big wigs including Dr Kofi Konadu Apraku, Hackman Owusu Agyemang and Yaw Osafo Mafo were present at the Court.

The NDC was also represented by Tsatsu Tsikata, Sam Kudjoe, Barbara Asamoah, Victor Adawudu and Nana Ato Dadzie.

Source: 3news.com|Ghana

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