The Supreme Court has granted by a unanimous decision the New Patriotic Party (NPP) petitioners challenging the results declared in the 2012 presidential election application which sought an order directing the Electoral Commission (EC) to answer interrogatories relating to Ghanaians who voted in foreign countries.
The petitioners are 2012 NPP presidential candidate Nana Akufo-Addo, his running mate Dr Mahamadu Bawumia, and NPP Chairman Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey are asking for information required related to absentee voters’ date of registration and data on Foreign Service officials and students abroad on government scholarship.
The other voters on whom the information was requested were the rest of the Ghanaians living abroad in order to work with an international organization and service personnel returning from foreign peacekeeping missions.
The petitioners have indicated the actual number was far less than that declared by the EC and more so because the total number of registered voters was an issue in the matter.
The Court presided over by Justice William Atuguba has directed the EC to provide all the information requested by the petitioners.