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Supreme Court’s fundamental mistakes may result in in-justice against me – Mahama

by The Ghana HIT

John Dramani Mahama, the December 7 Elections Petitioner, has said that the Supreme Court’s errors in its ruling on Thursday, February 11, 2021, may result in in-justice. The court allowed the respondents not to call their witnesses for cross-examination

While requesting for a review of the decision, Mr. Mahama said the Court “made fundamental errors of law, including the ruling being per incuriam of the statute and previous decisions of the Supreme Court. These fundamental errors have occasioned a miscarriage of justice against me, as are set out in the Statement of Case herewith attached”.

On February 8, 2021, the lawyers of the Electoral Commission, Ghana (EC), and President Akufo-Addo closed their cases by agreeing not to bring their witnesses for cross-examination. The NDC has been hoping that the cross-examination of the Chair of the Commission, Jean Adukwei Mensa, by Tsatsu Tsikat, and a few members of the National Democratic Congress will result in a positive conclusion.

Mr. Tsikata has said that Mrs. Mensa was not supposed to miss the cross-examination. “It is our respectful submission that by filing its witness statement, the First Respondent has crossed the bridge as far as opening the witness up for cross-examination is concerned. That bridge has been crossed; the ship has already been sailed.”

Nevertheless, the petitioner on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, filed requesting for the reviewing of that ruling. “I am further advised and verily believe that these fundamental errors of law, which have occasioned a miscarriage of justice, constitute exceptional circumstances that warrant the Court reviewing its own decision.”

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