It seems the tensions surrounding the ongoing election petition hearing is still soaring as many Ghanaians continue to share divergent views over the last ruling made by the Supreme Court on an application filed by the Petitioner. Mr. Mahama who lost the just ended elections, had filed an application for a leave to reopen his case and also compel Jean Mensah to be subpoenaed.
Lawyer Tsatsu Tsikata had argued that, the petitioner, was compelled to close to close his case for the fact that, he was under impression the 1st Respondent would present a witness to adduce evidence to the allegations made against her. However, the Supreme Court presided over by the Chief Justice Annin Yeboah unanimously ruled to dismiss the said application on legal grounds.
Ghanaian based American investigative Journalist, founder of the Loud Silence Media and a self acclaimed anti-corruption campaigner, Kelvin Ekow Taylor has made a strong declaration concerning the petition. It is apparent that, this development did not go down well with most Ghanaians especially, those on the side of the Petitioner. As a pro NDC broadcaster, Kelvin Taylor has angrily reacted to the Court's proceedings made so far.
In what can be described as a disappointment, he has questioned the integrity of the Chief Justice. According to him, he is very worried over the decision made by the Chief Justice to block any attempt to get Jean Mensah to mount the witness box to be grilled. Referring to his judgement in the 2013 petition, he was convinced that Annin Yeboah acted partially in the interest of Akuffo-Addo.
Speaking on his televised With All Due Respect Show last night, Kelvin Ekow Taylor sent this bold message to the Chief Justice;
"As the Chief Justice of our judicial Service, you know what should be done when there is an issue of Electoral fraud. You did some in 2013 and we were impressed. What is making you today to do everything possible to prevent the EC boss from coming into the box to give is accurate figures."
"This issue is just like what was before you in 2013. What is it that you do not understand today? It is becoming clear that you cannot tell us the truth again. You cannot do that again. I will not judge you but your actions will speak for you. We are here watching what will happen."
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