Mornah wins Election Petition suit

General Secretary of the People’s National Convention (PNC) Bernard Mornah has won a writ he filed at the Supreme Court challenging an earlier ruling that hearing on election disputes must be a daily affair.

Mr Mornah was seeking to annul portions of CI 74 which, he says, were inconsistent with the 1992 Constitution.

The PNC scribe argued that provisions in CI 74 contravene Articles 133, 157, 93(2) and 11 of the Constitution and that the CI must, on the basis of that contravention, be declared null and void.

The Court ruled on Tuesday that it was unconstitutional to sit on holidays and has also given parties in election disputes a right to appeal verdicts.

Speaking to TV3’s Thomas Adotei Pappoe moments after the verdict, Mr Mornah commended his legal team for winning this case, adding: “It doesn’t matter anyone who loses because any one can enjoy the full lengths of the law.”

“It is victory for me and victory for you too because you would have been here tomorrow [on May Day] if the law had not been changed,” he told Thomas Pappoe concerning hearing of election disputes on statutory public holidays.



Stop calling the president thief – Mornah warns

General Secretary of the People’s National Convention (PNC) Bernard Mornah has asked politicians especially those in the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) to desist from casting insinuations at President John Dramani Mahama.

“I don’t think it is right that some people can mount platforms to call the president a thief,” Mornah said on TV3’s News @ 10 on Tuesday, February 19, 2013.

He pointed out that Ghana has grown as a nation and some sections of the populace must accordingly act maturely.

He cited that at 56 years, Ghana would have proceeded on retirement in four years’ time and so “we have matured to be able to guard against acts that can plunge the country into violence.”

The member of the Coalition of Ghanaian Voters explained that that is the object behind a peace walk embarked upon by his group on Tuesday.

“We went on a peace walk to draw attention to this,” he told host Bright Nana Amfoh.

“It’s about those who believe that decency must characterize our country,” he added.

He said most of the culprits are aggrieved members of the NPP, who lost the 2012 Elections.

“My party also lost. Does that mean I should be insulting the president?” he questioned.

Mr Mornah observed that by questioning the integrity of the elections that made John Dramani Mahama president, the NPP Members of Parliament must also question their elections since the same polls put them in their current positions.

He noted that until the Supreme Court rules otherwise, President Mahama should be given the support as occupant of the highest seat at the executive.

“If you have confidence in the court, why can’t you wait for the decision of the court?” he asked.

The Coalition has scheduled to hold satellite marches in the regions. The first will take place in the Northern Region and the second in the Ashanti Region, Mr Mornah hinted.