Supreme Court throws out Mahama's review application to reopen case
The Supreme Court insisted that they were still not convinced by the reasons for the demands being sought by Mahama and his legal team to reopen the case
The Supreme Court has dismissed an application filed by the petitioner, John Mahama, seeking to have his case reopened.
Giving the ruling, Chief Justice, Kwasi Anin-Yeboah said “We dismiss the instant application as being wholly without merit.”
The lead lawyer of the petitioner, Tsatsu Tsikata closed his case, had tried to reopen the case in a bid to have the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Jean Mensah subpoenaed and cross-examined.
But the earlier attempt by Mahama to reopen his case failed as the justices of the Supreme Court said they were not convinced by the arguments advanced by his legal counsel.
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.
However, the nine-panel justices in a unanimous decision on Monday, February 22, 2021, insisted that they were still not convinced by the reasons for the demands being sought by Mahama and his legal team and went further to throw out the case.
Chief Justice Anin-Yeboah, said the application was dismissed because it was not within any known law or rules of practice within any jurisprudent.
The justices of the apex court also disagreed with arguments by Mr. Tsikata that the earlier ruling was a miscarriage of justice.