Yesterday, the Supreme Court sat for Day 13 of the petition brought before the Court by the leader of the NDC, Mahama. The Court finally break silence on one of the most contentious issue that had sparked a longstanding tussle between the Counsels of the Respondents and the Petitioner.
The Court presided by the Chief Justice Annin Yeboah unanimously overruled the request by Tsatsu Tsikata that sought to compel Jean Mensah to mount the witness box to be cross-examined. In an attempt to win the ruling favour, Tsatsu Tsikata cited precedent cases backed by legal provisions to impress the Juges.
However, the Court dismissed the request on grounds that, it has no material relevance to the case and that order 38 does not support the request. This development did not go down well with those on the other side of the Petitioner who have expresed disappointment in the ruling.
The National Communications Director of the opposition National Democratic Congress who also doubles as a Spokesperson for Mahama's legal team, Lawyer Sammy Gyamfi has made a bold declaration concerning the ongoing election petition before the Supreme Court. Sammy Gyamfi, who seems disappointed in the ruling by the Supreme Court has said that, the Petitioner has confidence in the attempt to subpoena the Chairperson of the 1st Respondent.
According to Sammy Gyamfi, it is imperative for Jean Mensah to be held accountable before Ghanaians. In a gentle reminder, he quoted a statement made by Jean Mensah after she was appointed into the office. Speaking in an interview on Asempa FM's Ekosiisen show last night, he made the following bold declaration;
"Even if her evidence will not add anything to our case, the need to hold her into accounts is enough to bring her into the box. The question Ghanaians should be asking is whether she did her job or not. She should be praying and not happy at this moment. The only reason we are going to Court before subpoena is because we have closed our case."
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