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Hello everyone, find below the 588 page ruling by the Supreme Court in the Election Petition hearing:
IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF JUDICATURE
IN THE SUPREME COURT
ACCRA – A. D. 2013
ATUGUBA, JSC (PRESIDING)
ADINYIRA (MRS), JSC
OWUSU (MS), JSC
AKOTO-BAMFO (MRS), JSC
WRIT No. J1/6/2013
29TH AUGUST, 2013
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION PETITION
IN THE MATTER OF A PETITION CHALLENGING THE VALIDITY OF THE ELECTION OF JOHN DRAMANI MAHAMA AS PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF GHANA PURSUANT TO THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION HELD ON 7TH AND 8TH DECEMBER, 2012.
Article 64 of the Constitution, 1992; Section 5 of the Presidential Election Act, 1992 (PNDCL 285); and Rule 68 and 68A of the
Supreme Court (Amendment) Rules 2012, C.I. 74.
1. NANA ADDO DANKWA AKUFO-ADDO ] 1ST PETITIONER
H/No. 2, Onyaa Crescent, Nima, Accra. ]
2. DR. MAHAMUDU BAWUMIA ] 2ND PETITIONER
H/No. 10, 6th Estate Road, Kanda Estates, Accra. ]
3. JAKE OTANKA OBETSEBI-LAMPTEY ] 3RD PETITIONER
24, 4th, Circular Road, Cantonment, Accra. ]
1. JOHN DRAMANI MAHAMA ] 1ST RESPONDENT
Castle, Castle Road, Osu, Accra. ]
2. THE ELECTORAL COMMISSION ] 2ND RESPONDENT
National Headquarters of the Electoral ]
Commission, 6th Avenue, Ridge, Accra.
3. NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC CONGRESS (NDC)] 3RD RESPONDENT
National Headquarters, Accra. ] (more…)
Tags: Dr. Mark Assibey-Yeboah, MP for New Juaben South, rlg borehole proposal, rlg Communications Limited, Roland Agambire
rlg borehole proposal stinks – MP
The local company under the auspices of its ‘Water for All’ initiative had written to Parliament, inviting each of the 275 legislators to select a site in his or her constituency for a borehole to be drilled at the expense of the company as part of its corporate social responsibility.
But the proposal comes in the midst of the numerous agitations over the tax payer’s money given to rlg Communications Limited by the Government to execute various projects on its behalf.
Dr. Assibey-Yeboah, not content with the proposal believes the move “is intended to compromise MPs.”
According to the MP, it was not the business of rlg Communications Limited, a private entity, to request from Members of the Ghanaian legislature to choose where a project should be cited for them.
To him, the proposal by the ICT company was improper and must be stopped.
“I am in full support of providing boreholes for our people but the one being spearheaded by rlg Communications Limited stinks,” the New Juaben law maker asserted in an a telephone interview.
He added “here is a company which has come under intense pressure for the past several months for misappropriating the tax payer’s money. We’ve seen how the company under its CEO Roland Agambire went about with the SADA, re-afforestation and the Guinea Fowl projects. Parliament has been called upon to scrutinize these projects and here we are with a borehole proposal from same company. This deal when signed on is likely to compromise members.”
Members of Parliament for Adansi Asokwa and Awutu, Kobina Tahir Hammond and Alexander Kwamina Afenyo-Markin had earlier condemned the proposal and called on their colleague MPs to do same.
“I think it’s a strategy to compromise MPs and I, therefore, would not subscribe to that so called borehole drilling by RLG Foundation. I need boreholes in Winneba, but I would look for funding,” Mr. Afenyo-Markin asserted.
Continuing, Dr. Assibey-Yeboah noted that “for good governance, any private person or entity should not have the gut to come to MPs to offer them projects.”
According to him, the best thing rlg Communications could have done was to collaborate with the local Assemblies to undertake the boreholes project, noting “failure to do so make the whole proposal flawed.”
In any case, he argued, it is the business of the Government to provide social amenities, including potable water to the people.
He urged his colleague MPs who hastily signed onto the proposal to “seriously reconsider the offer given them” because “people will judge them one day.”
The Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Edward Doe Adjaho, on Friday, cautioned noisy law makers to be wary of their attitude in the legislative house, or risk facing being punished, if he is pushed to the wall. (more…)
Members of Parliament are at a loss as to why Members of the Council of State, appointed by the President have always escaped public grilling by the Appointments Committee, when the laws of the land say otherwise. (more…)
The Majority National Democratic Congress (NDC) caucus in Parliament on Friday launched a blistering attack on their Minority NEW Patriotic Party (NPP) counterparts, in an attempt to prevent them from posing questions to Ministers of State appointed by the President. (more…)
Tags: Election 2012, Ghana elections, John Mahama, Nana Addo, NDC, NPP
All political activities of the various political parties contesting for this year’s Presidential and Parliamentary elections would come to an end midnight as ascribed in the political code of conduct for the 2012 polls. (more…)