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Opposition Files Complaint Against Election Results: Now What?
Just now, the news was released that Ghana's main opposition party, NPP, has officially filed the petition with the supreme court over this year's presidential election results. The news was expected, the continuation is not as clear... Now it will be very exciting to see what the Supreme Court will do. Will it speed up the trial process? Will it make the evidence public? Will it order a recount of the vote? (the Supreme Court cannot change the results, only at most order a recount). Today was the very last day to file (officially 21 days after election results are declared, but as the 30th falls on a Sunday...) and NPP have been very sparse with information of their case. I was nervous they wouldn't even make it! Yesterday, journalists were waiting in vain! Finally, it was the party flag bearer, his vice and the party chairman who signed the petition as a registered voter has to complain, not a party. Hopefully, this examination of the election will close what ever loop holes is