Supreme Court Dismisses Mahama’s Review Application To Reopen Case
The Supreme Court of Ghana has for the fourth time dismissed an application filed by John Dramani Mahama re-open his case in the ongoing 2020 Election Petition Hearing.
This was after two additional justices, Justice Imoro Tanko and Justice Henrietta Mensah Bonsu were added to the initial seven-member panel hearing the election petition.
The Supreme Court described the application as mischievous. “We dismiss the instant application as being wholly without merit,” Chief Justice, Kwasi Anin-Yeboah said in a ruling he read on behalf of the nine paneled Supreme Court justices constituted to hear the case.
Although Mahama had through his lead lawyer, Tsatsu Tsikata closed his case, he tried everything he could within the laid down processes to have the case reopened in a bid to have the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Jean Mensah subpoenaed and cross-examined.
Mr. Mahama through his legal team claimed the Supreme Court’s earlier ruling was a travesty of justice as it was fraught with errors hence the filing of the latest review application.
“I am advised by counsel and verily believe the court made fundamental errors of law including the ruling being per incuriam of constitutional provisions, statutes and previous decisions of the Supreme Court.” “Among these errors, I am advised by counsel and verily believe is an error whereby the court's subordinates a provision in the Evidence Act to a rule in subsidiary legislation by the Rules of Court Committee,” the application added.