Journalists Barred From Entering Supreme Court With Mobile Phones

Journalists covering the National Democratic Congress 2020 election petition have been barred from taking their mobile phones into the courtroom.

The use of mobile phones is barred in the courts though, but journalists are allowed to use their phones to file their stories.

But on this day, the NDC is filing an application to amend errors in its electoral petition filed on December 30, all journalists covering the case will however, have to wait until they step out of the courtroom to file their stories.

Former President John Dramani Mahama the Petitioner and Flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) arrived at the court around and he has petitioned the Supreme Court to overturn the result of the 2020 elections declared by the Electoral Commission.

A hoard of lawyers in their black flowing robes and wigs have also descended on the apex court to make their cases for or against the second election petition in Ghana’s Fourth Republican history.

In 2012, the then New Patriotic Party Presidential candidate, Nana Akufo-Addo, went to court to challenge the result of that year’s election.

The court dismissed the case affirming the election of Mr Mahama as the duly elected President.

In a contrast of fortunes, it was Mr Mahama who today challenged the election of the man he beat in 2012.

Ahead of the petition, security was tight at the Supreme Court where hundreds of police officers have converged.

Barricades was created around the court with only the interested parties allowed closed to the imposing court building.

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