The supreme Court has granted the motion of amendment filed by the 2020 presidential candidate of the NDC John Dramani Mahama.

The seven member panel therefore ordered the petitioner to file the motion by close of day Thursday January 14.

The court further ordered the respondents to also file their responses by close of day Friday January 15.

Earlier, counsel for the first Respondent, Justin Amenuvor, opposed the amendment indicating the petitioner rather filed a writ instead of a petition.

In clarifying his position, the court asked him to cross check the nature of the document which he did and concluded it was a petition.

The lead Counsel for President Akufo-Addo, Akoto Ampaw also stood up to oppose the amendment by stressing, since the petitioner made a mistake, he should be kind enough to accept the mistake of the first respondent.

The court returned after a brief recess and granted the motion for amendment.

The seven member panel are, the Chief Justice, Justice Kwasi Anin-Yeboah, Justice Yao Apau, Justice Justice Marfo-Sau, Justice Nene Amegatcher, Justice Professor Nii Ashie Kotey, Justice Mariama Owusu and Justice Gertrude Torkornoo.

Sitting has been adjourned to January 19 for pre-trial.

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