Ghana Court Dismisses Election Challenge


Ghana's Supreme Court has upheld President John Dramani Mahama's election as president, rejecting challenges to the vote by the opposition.
  • Ghana:  Court Rejects Challenge to Mahama Election

    African Elections Project, 29 August 2013

    Ghana's Supreme Court has upheld President John Dramani Mahama's election as president, rejecting challenges to the vote by the opposition NPP led by presidential candidate, Nana ... read more »

  • Ghana:  Ghana Election Petition - All Set for Judgment

    African Elections Project, 28 August 2013

    Courts within the Supreme Court building and the Fast Track High Court area will not sit tomorrow, August 29, 2013, the day set aside for the delivery of judgement in the ... read more »

  • Ghana:  Ghana Deploys Police Ahead of Court Ruling

    Voice of America, 28 August 2013

    The police spokesman in Ghana says over 30,000 officers have been deployed in sensitive and strategic locations across the country ahead of the Supreme Court's ruling Thursday on ... read more »

  • Ghana:  King Urges Citizen Confidence in Supreme Court

    Voice of America, 26 August 2013

    In Ghana, the paramount king of Akyem Abuakwa, has called on citizens to be confident that the Supreme Court will hand down the right ruling this week on the validity of the 2012 ... read more »

  • Ghana:  Tension Rises Over Election Ruling

    Deutsche Welle, 23 August 2013

    Tension is rising in Ghana in the run-up to a Supreme Court ruling on an opposition petition challenging last December's presidential election results. The opposition say results ... read more »

  • Ghana:  Police Hunts for Rumor Mongers On Social Media Ahead of Supreme Court 2012 Elections Petition

    African Elections Project, 25 August 2013

    The Ghana Police Service says it is on the lookout for persons who are using social media to create fear and panic ahead of the Supreme Court Ruling on the 2012 Election Petition. read more »

  • Ghana:  Ghana Assures U.S., International Community, of Peace

    Voice of America, 20 August 2013

    Ghana's government has assured the United States as well as foreign nationals living in the country of improved security ahead of the Supreme Court ruling over the electoral ... read more »

  • Ghana:  African Elections Project Calls for Peace After Elections Petition Verdict

    African Elections Project, 26 August 2013

    The African Elections Project (AEP) is calling on Ghanaians to respect the decision of the Supreme Court of Ghana on the 2012 elections petition filed by the New Patriotic Party, ... read more »

Celebrating President John Mahama's election victory (file photo).

  • Ghana:  Parties to Face Stringent Questioning From Judges

    Ghanaian Chronicle, 14 August 2013

    Lead counsel for the petitioners and respondents in the on-going election petition hearing at the Supreme Court, will today face the nine-member justices of the court, who would ... read more »

  • Ghana:  Election Petition - Written Address of Counsel for Petitioners

    Ghanaian Chronicle, 13 August 2013

    SINCE THE requirement of the law is that the presiding officer should sign before handing over to the polling agents, it is difficult to see how, in spite of the alleged pressure ... read more »

  • Ghana:  Political Parties Create Tensions - Expert

    Voice of America, 14 August 2013

    Senior officials of Ghana's ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) are creating "Irresponsible animosity" in the country, according ... read more »

  • Ghana:  Politics of Equalisation Is Threatening Our Dear Nation - Our Peace Is Fragile!

    Ghanaian Chronicle, 13 August 2013

    The call for peace is permeating all aspects of the Ghanaian society as the Supreme Court winds down to Judgment Day on August 29 or thereabout. On radio and television, the ... read more »

  • Ghana:  Body Language Contradicting Calls for Peace?

    Ghanaian Chronicle, 12 August 2013

    A Security Analyst, Dr Kwesi Anning, has alerted our politicians, especially the NPP and NDC breeds, to the clear and present danger of their body language making nonsense of the ... read more »

  • Ghana:  Police Dialogue With NPP

    Ghanaian Chronicle, 8 August 2013

    The Ghana Police Service has once again held peace talk with members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), in order to maintain law and other in the country at all times, especially in ... read more »

  • Ghana:  Govt Steps Up Security Ahead of Supreme Court Ruling

    Voice of America, 6 August 2013

    Ghana's Supreme Court plans to hear final oral arguments Wednesday on the dispute over the December 2012 presidential election. read more »

  • Ghana:  Addison Accuses NDC of Employing Communist - Inferior Tactics

    Ghanaian Chronicle, 1 August 2013

    Counsel for the petitioners in an election petition filed before the Supreme Court, challenging the legitimacy of declaring President John Mahama winner of the December 2012 ... read more »

  • Ghana:  Police Summon NDC, NPP

    Ghanaian Chronicle, 31 July 2013

    The Ghana Police Service has summoned members of the two main political parties, National Democratic Congress (NDC) and New Patriotic Party (NPP), before it for discussions on how ... read more »

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