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)
ANSAH, JSC
ADINYIRA (MRS), JSC
OWUSU (MS), JSC
DOTSE, JSC
ANIN-YEBOAH, JSC
BAFFOE-BONNIE, JSC
GBADEGBE, 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.

BETWEEN:

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. ]

AND

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. ] Read the rest of this entry »

Ghana's Minister of Energy and Petroleum, Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah

Ghana’s Minister of Energy and Petroleum, Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah

Ghanaians are singing the blues under John Mahama’s Better Ghana agenda. Nationals who twisted their mouths trying to echo the ‘ Ede Bi Keke’ slogan of the then presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) all the way to the polls, are now turning their heads in anger at the tax, tax and tax again policies of the John Dramani Mahama administration. Read the rest of this entry »

rlg borehole proposal stinks – MP

Dr. Mark Assibey-Yeboah, MP for New Juaben South said rlg's borehole proposal to Parliament stinks

Dr. Mark Assibey-Yeboah, MP for New Juaben South has said local computer assembling plant, rlg’s borehole proposal to Parliament stinks.

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 Member of Parliament (MP) for Afram Plains South, Joseph Appiah Boateng, has vehemently denied beating David Oberko into a coma over a Senior High School (SHS) girl lover. Read the rest of this entry »

MP for Afram Plains South, Joseph Appiah Boateng in the evening of June 4, 2013 beats a rival into coma

MP for Afram Plains South, Joseph Appiah Boateng in the evening of June 4, 2013 beats a rival into coma

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Afram Plains South, Joseph Appiah Boateng, has found himself on the wrong side of the law, after rendering a 23-year-old boy unconscious. Read the rest of this entry »

Mikhail Margelov, Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation on Cooperation with African Countries

Mikhail Margelov, Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation on Cooperation with African Countries

Russia on Monday declared Africa as a true continent that has been able to overcome poverty and instability that was underpinning its growth.

“The times when the global community considers Africa to be a continent of instability and poverty are already over. Modern Africa has transformed into a continent of dynamic economic growth,” noted Mikhail Margelov, the Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation on Cooperation with African Countries. Read the rest of this entry »

The Executive Director of the Mapungubwe Institute (MISTRA), Joel Netshitenzhe

The Executive Director of the Mapungubwe Institute (MISTRA), Joel Netshitenzhe

The Executive Director of the Mapungubwe Institute (MISTRA), Joel Netshitenzhe, on Thursday urged leaders in Africa to be inspired by the need to pursue the interests of peoples in the continent. Read the rest of this entry »