The apex court of the land, the Supreme Court has turned down a request filed by the petitioner, John Dramani Mahama and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to re-open their Election Petition case.
The apex court in a unanimous decision rejected the request on Tuesday, February 16, 2021.
Reading the ruling of the court, Justice, Kwasi Anin-Yeboah, said the petitioner’s legal team failed to provide any evidence to warrant the reopening of their case hence the dismissal of the application.
“We accordingly refuse that application,” the Chief Justice said.
Mr. Mahama and his legal team filed an application following the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold a motion filed by the legal teams of the first and second respondents, the Electoral Commission and President Nana Akufo-Addo not call any witness in the case.
On Thursday, February 11, 2021 the Supreme Court led by Chief Justice, Justice Kwasi Anin Yeboah rejected the application to compel the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Jean Mensa and second respondent, Nana Akufo-Addo who was expected to be presented by Peter Mac Manu to take the witness box.
Mr. Mahama led by Lawyer Tsatsu Tsikata filed an application on Thursday, February 11, 2021, seeking leave to reopen his case, a request which was turned down.
Supreme court ruled that Jean Mensa cannot be described as a hostile witness since she had not mounted the witness box.
The apex court has also insisted that it’s orders for parties to file their closing statements by close of day Wednesday 17, 2021, still stands which Ghanaontheglobe.com notified.
Lawyer Tsatsu Tsikata has told the court that he has filed an application seeking a review of the court’s decision not to allow Jean Mensa to testify in court. John Mahama was present at court today
Former President John Mahama after the recent presidential election petitioned the Supreme Court to order for a re-run for just himself and President Nana Akufo-Addo due what he termed as some irregularities that transpired during the election.