The Supreme Court of Ghana has granted the request of former President of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama to have the election petition hearing telecasted live on national television stations.
This development comes after the Legal Team of John Mahama filed a request for the live telecast of the petition hearing at the Supreme Court.
Speaking on why they filed the request, the legal team indicated that it is in the interest of fairness as was done during the 2012 election petition hearing.
The request was granted by the Supreme Court Thursday ahead of the first hearing of the election petition.
In light of this, it is worthy to note that John Mahama through his lawyers filed an application asking permission from the Supreme Court to correct some mistakes in his petition.
According to reports, John Mahama is in the Apex Court seeking to set aside the election results in which the incumbent president, Nana Akufo-Addo was declared the winner of the just-ended 2020 presidential polls.
In the application, Mr Mahama alleged that H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and all other candidates who contested in the presidential polls did not obtain more than 50% of the votes cast.
The court is expected to hear the case and give a ruling within a period of 42 days.