CEBSAR-TALK on Ghana’s election petition 2020

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Ghana went into its 8th elections in the fourth republic on the 7th December 2020. Although the elections were generally hailed as successful, others believe the December 2020 elections were not flawless. The Electoral Commission of Ghana declared the winner of the elections in favour of the New Patriotic Party. But the opposition political party, the National Democratic Congress was not convinced the results of the elections. This led to many press conferences, protests and demonstrations, especially from the opposition National Democratic Congress. Finally, the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress, Mr. John Dramani Mahama petitioned the Supreme Court of Ghana to challenge the validity of the declaration of Mr. Akufo Addo as the winner of the elections. In this episode of Cebsar-Talk, we educate our audience on the law and what’s happening in the ongoing election petition at the Supreme Court of Ghana. The talk will take our audience through what election petition is and what necessitates election petition, breakdown of what is currently happening in court and the progress so far. Further, law vocabularies such as interrogatories, evidence, witnesses, case management, cross examinations, among others will also be elaborated.

The session will be hosted by Mr. Evans Appiah Kissi, the regular host of the program and a doctoral researcher at the University of Kassel in Germany. The guest panel will comprise Mrs. Akosua Gyimah, a doctoral researcher at the Lancaster University Law School in the United Kingdom and Mr. Saeed Abdul Hafiz, a student with the Ghana School of Law. It will be live on Facebook, available on YouTube, Twitter, CEBSAR-AFRICA and AK Mensah’s social media platforms.

Dates and time: Saturday 13th February 2021 at 4pm GMT


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