The National Democratic Congress’ chief is the petitioner in the ongoing Election Petition in which he is hard the 2020 presidential election declaration by the Electoral Fee.
On Tuesday, February 16, 2021, Supreme Courtroom turned down Mr. Mahama to re-go to his case which his direct law firm, Tsatsu Tsikata experienced shut.
In accordance to the apex courtroom, the petitioner’s legal workforce failed to deliver any superior justification as to why they preferred to reopen the circumstance.
“We accordingly refuse that software,” the court’s ruling go through by the Main Justice, Kwasi Anin-Yeboah mentioned.
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Mr. Mahama, in a evaluate application submitted at the Supreme Court docket, reported that the apex court made elementary mistakes in its ruling in opposition to his request to reopen the previously closed case to allow him to subpoena the EC chairperson Jean Mensa to answer issues relating to the carry out and declaration of the election consequence.
This was following the legal professionals for the EC and President Akufo-Addo who are the first and next respondents respectively in the petition experienced indicated that they did not want to adduce any proof by contacting any witnesses.
Mrs. Jean Mensah experienced submitted a witness statement and provided indications that she would testify in the make a difference.
“I am suggested by counsel and verily consider the courtroom made elementary glitches of legislation including the ruling staying for every incuriam of constitutional provisions, statutes and earlier decisions of the Supreme Court docket.
“Among these mistakes, I am encouraged by counsel and verily believe that is an error whereby the courts subordinates a provision in the Evidence Act to a rule in subsidiary legislation by the Procedures of Court Committee,” mentioned the critique application which is anticipated to be listened to on Monday, February 22, 2021.