Lawyer for the petitioner in the ongoing election petition Tsatsu Tsikata has explained why she believes Electoral Commission Chairperson Jean Mensa must testify.
Tsikata making a case as to why Mrs Mensa must testify said ,it would serve as an honour to the God that she serves and to the truth, if she is compelled so to do.
“As we have previously indicated, this is a witness who gave glory to God for the things she was doing and appropriately. So my Lords, it will honour that God that she gave glory to in making her purported declaration if she would come forward as a witness of truth,” Tsikata said.
That submission was however challenged by the Chief Justice and another Justice who asked Tsikata to focus on the main legal issues and to leave aside issues of the EC chair’s faith.
But the lawyer insisted that there was an issue of truth at stake with the current petition. He further cited how the EC lawyer has questioned the veracity of claims made by petitioner’s witnesses especially witnesses two and three – Michael Kpessa-Whyte and Rojo Mettle-Nunoo respectively.
The Supreme Court will later today, Monday, February 15, 2021, hear an application by lawyers of John Dramani Mahama to reopen his case in the 2020 election petition case.
His lawyers closed their case earlier after cross-examination of their three witnesses to make way for the respondents to do same.
However, the respondents did not present witnesses for cross-examination arguing that the petitioner had not adduced enough evidence thereby closing their cases.