Following the petition filed by Mr. Mahama to challenge the final results of the December 7, elections declared by the EC, a very tough ruling was made by the Supreme Court yesterday. As contentious as as the issue was, the Lawyers put in their best to either endorse or oppose the request. Tsatsu Tsikata in an attempt to impress the Judges, cited several cases relating to the circumstance.
However, in the Court's final ruling on the application, the Chief Justice Annin Yeboah unanimously dismissed the application by the petitioner to reopen his case. According to the Court, the application had no basis or grounds for approval before the Court. This decision came as a bad news for the NDC team who had attempted to be granted a leave.
Renowned Journalist and Managing Editor of the Insight Newspaper, Mr. Kwesi Pratt has made a bold statement about the election petition proceedings at the Supreme Court. In what can be described as a disappointment, he fumed over the decision by the Court to protect Jean Mensah from being interrogated by Tsatsu Tsikata.
Speaking in an interview on Good Morning Ghana show hosted by Dr. Randy Abbey, the outspoken Journalist shared his expectations about the petition. According to him, he was expecting to know how many times a result can be declared and also for the Supreme Court to settle questions on validity of the documents which formed the basis of declaration.
"I will be very disappointed if at the end of the day the decision of the Supreme court is just about numbers and not the law. I am wondering how come that the Supreme Court decides that some public documents held by the public officials cannot be disclosed in open court."
"I am extremely disappointed; How can the Supreme Court do that? How can SC decide that certain public officials can be shielded from disclosing an information that they only have about a public occurrence."
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