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It Is Not Over: Tsatsu Tsikata To File Another Motion Over Supreme Court's Ruling

Today, February 11, 2021 marked the Day 13 for the hearing of the petition filed by Mr. Mahama challenging the outcome of the just ended presidential election. Mahama who lost the elections as announced by the EC is protesting the results and has filed a petition to get the results reversed. He argues that, he is contesting the results because it failed to reflect what actually transpired on December 7 and that none of the candidates secured more than the required votes to win.

During the hearing, Ghanaians witnessed drama at the Supreme Court after the Court unanimously announced its final ruling on the request by Tsatsu Tsikata to compel the Chairperson of the 1st Respondent to mount the witness box to be cross-examined. The Chief Justice Annin Yeboah citing the Order 38 indicated that, Jean Mensah cannot be compelled to testify after the Lawyers had made an election not to present any witness.

It is obvious that, this ruling will not be embraced by the lead Counsel for the Petitioner as he announced his party's intention to file another application. Mr. Tsatsu said to the Court that the Petitioner is ready to file another motion for review of the ruling by the Court.

He said; "We also intend to apply for a review of that ruling and that application we believe would also have to be heard. Your Lordships should take into account."

The Chief Justice, Annin Yeboah also welcomed his request with the following statement; "With all due respect, we cannot prevent a part from filing processes. When the process is filed the Court will come and hear it. Whether it is review, stay of proceedings or application for reopening of case."

He however, ordered the Counsels to simultaneously file their closing assess before Wednesday, February 17, 2021 and the petition was adjourned to 18th February 2021.

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