Today, February 16, 2020 marked another day for the petition filed by Mahama to be heard.
The Court sat and made a tough decision on the application filed by the petitioner to reopen his case.
This follows after the petitioner filed another application to reopen his case and be granted a leave to subpoena Jean Mensah.
Prior to the final ruling, Tsatsu Tsikata had attempted to impress the judges on the reason to reopen their case. Interestingly, the Court adjourned the ruling to be made today after a legal tussle between Tsatsu Tsikata and the Lawyers of the Respondents.
At today’s hearing, the court presided over by Chief Justice Annin Yeboah has unanimously dismissed the application. This development came as bad news for Mahama and Tsatsu Tsikata who had mounted a strong defense to the application.
The NDC Member of Parliament for Bolga East constituency and Spokesperson for Mahama’s legal team, Dr. Dominic Ayine has made a bold declaration over the decision made by the Court. In what he described as a disappointment, he registered his resentment over the Court’s ruling.
In a press briefing after the hearing, he indicated that the NDC disagrees with the ruling and seeks to further the case. He indicated that the court ruling does not reflect the will and interest of Ghanaians.
“This a legally problematic proposition and therefore we disagree with the Court. We think the Court has not done the country a great service in the sense that, Ghanaians are interested in knowing the truth. We are highly disappointed with the decision. Let anyone come and challenge me.”