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EC Chair Can't Mount The Witness Box - Supreme Court Rules

Ghanafuoandy
By Ghanafuoandy | self meida writer
Published 16 days ago - 2658 views

The utmost power of the land, the supreme Court of Ghana has ruled that the chairperson of the Electoral commission, Madam Jean Adukwei Mensah is not mandated by the law to Mount the witness box to testify in the ongoing election petition.

The lead legal counsel for the petitioner, Lawyer Tsatsu Tsikata in his initial rants on the floor of the Court appealed to the Lords of the Court to allow the first respondent in the 2020 General elections, Madam Jean Adukwei Mensah to the witness box but the justice in a unanimous decision raised an objection and ruled out the appeal.

Citing articles in 1992 Constitution, the chief justice, justice Anning Yeboah maintained that the Electoral commission chairperson as required by law is not mandated to step on the witness box for questioning.

The petitioner, former president John Mahama dragged the electoral commission and president Akuffo Addo to the Supreme Court over what they describe as electoral anomalies and fraud in the 2020 General elections which saw the opposition NDC protest across the country to addressed their displeasure of the outcome of the election.

The flagbear of the NDC is asking the supreme Court to annul the declaration of president Akuffo Addo as winner of the 2020 election to allow the country to conduct another election.

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