The Supreme Court has set March 4 2021, to deliver it’s ruling in the 2020 Election Petition Hearing. This was announced by the president of the panel, Chief Justice Kwasi Anin-Yeboah on Monday, 22nd February 2021. ”The petition is adjourned to March 4 2021 for judgement,” Anin-Yeboah said.
The petition was filed by the presidential candidate of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) who’s challenging the Election 2020 presidential results delivered by the chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Jean Mensah. After several days of failing to have his case reopened, John Mahama through his legal team was given permission by the Supreme Court to file his closing address ahead of the ruling. ”We’re of the opinion that the petitioner should be granted leave to file his closing addresson or before Tuesday February 23, 2021.”
The court earlier described Mahama’s application for review of the decision refusing him to reopen his case as ”wholly and without merit”. Chief Justice Anin-Yeboah in reading the ruling said, ”The application under review was dismissed because it was not under any law or rules of practice. We dismissed the instant application as being without merit.”
The Justices of the apex court also disagreed arguments by Mr. Tsatsu Tsikata that the earlier ruling was a miscarriage of justice.
Author: Ernest Arhinful