Today, February 22, 2021, marked Day 17 of the hearing of the petition brought before the Court by the Petitioner, Mahama who lost the 2020 presidential election.
Mahama is challenging the results on grounds that, none of the candidates secured more than 50% votes and has also accused the EC of conniving with the NPP.
Prior to today’s hearing, the Supreme Court had unanimously dismissed an application filed by the petitioner to reopen his case and another one compels Jean Mensah to be subpoenaed.
The Supreme Court indicated that it was not convinced to grant the request. However, Mahama filed an application for a review of the Court’s ruling.
At today’s hearing, the Lead Counsel for Petitioner, Lawyer Tsatsu Tsikata made a strong case on the need for their case to be reopened.
He cited several precedents and legal provisions to challenge the Court’s decision on their application.
Citing a case of the “Republic And Terteh” he reiterated the reversal of the Court’s ruling after it made some errors in its ruling.
He noted; “In another ruling your Lordships have given in this case recently, you have said that even if you did not refer to certain statute in your judgement we have not shown that as a miscarriage of justice. My Lord respectfully, that is a fundamental error.”