The Counsel of the NPP’s Presidential Candidate, Nana Akufo Addo and the two other petitioners challenging the validity of the results of the 2012 presidential elections say they would no longer challenge the composition of the panel of judges sitting on the case at the Supreme Court.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Lawyers of the petitioners, Akufo Addo, Prempeh and Co.
Lawyers representing the NPP’s Presidential candidate, Nana Akufo-Addo and two other plaintiffs met on Friday to consider their options in filing a formal application at the Supreme Court.
The lawyers raised an objection in respect of the composition of the panel of judges during the hearing of the NDC’s application to join NPP’s petition and requested for an in-camera hearing.
However their request was declined with the presiding judge, Justice William Atuguba asking to the lawyers to file a formal application.
The meeting was also to decide when to file the formal application challenging the composition of the panel of judges sitting on election petition before the Supreme Court.
But a statement copied to citifmonline.com stated that “we have upon consideration decided not to pursue the matter in order to facilitate an expeditious determination of the petition.”
According to the statement, the decision was to “ensure an early hearing of the application for joinder.”