The Supreme Court sat today, February 16, 2021, to hear the petition filed and brought before the Court by the petitioner and former President John Mahama.
During the hearing, the court finally ruled on the application filed by the petitioner to be granted a leave to reopen his case after closing it.
Prior to the hearing, the lawyer for the petitioner, Tsatsu Tsikata had stated that the petitioner closed his case for the fact that, he was under the impression, the 1st Respondent [Electoral Commission] would present a witness to be interrogated.
However, the application was strongly objected byJustin Amenuvor of the 1st Respondent and Lawyer Akoto Ampaw of the 2nd Respondent.
This contentious issue triggered a longstanding tussle between the lawyers forcing the court to adjourn the case for a ruling to be made today.
At today’s hearing, a piece of bad news has hit Mahama and his legal team as the Supreme Court finally dismissed the application to reopen the case.
Chief Justice Annin Yeboah cited several precedent cases and legal provisions to back the decision of the court.
Obviously, this decision did not go down with Tsatsu Tsikata but he expressed his gratitude to the Court over the decision.
What do you think about this? Will the Court grant permission for Jean Mensah to be subpoenaed?