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C.I. 16         

       SUPREME COURT  RULES      1996

 

PART VIII-CHALLENGE OF ELECTION OF PRESIDENT

 

68. Petition for challenging election of President

(1) A petition presented pursuant to clause (1) of article 64 of the Constitution shall state-

(a) the full name and address of the petitioner and of his counsel, if any, which shall be an address for service;

        (b) the grounds for challenging the validity of the election;

(c) a statement of the facts relied on to be verified by affidavit, and of the law in support of the petition;

 

(d) the number of witnesses to be called, if any; and by

 

(e) such other matters as the Court may determine. (2) The petition shall be filed with the Registrar.

 

69. Answer to petition

(1) The Attorney-General and any other person upon whom a petition is served may file with the Registrar, within twenty-one days of the service, an answer to the petition which shall state-

(a) the grounds of opposition to the petition;

(b) the facts relied upon, verified by affidavit;

(c) the law in support of the answer in opposition to the petition; and

(d) the number of witnesses to be called, if any.

 

      (2) The answer to the petition shall be filed with the Registrar.

 

70. Evidence at hearing of petition

(1) A party to the petition may at the hearing of the petition with the leave of the Court call any witness.

          (2) The Court may on its own motion call any witness whose evidence is in the opinion of the Court, likely to be relevant to the matter before the Court.

 

71 Announcement of decision

The Court shall at the conclusion of the hearing of the petition deliver its judgment and the Registrar shall within seven days of the delivery of the judgment forward a copy of the judgment to the Electoral Commission.

 

 

 

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