Monday, 08 March

Mahama files for review of SC ruling that Jean Mensa can't testify

John Mahama and his lawyers

Former President John Dramani Mahama through his lawyers has applied for a review of the Supreme Court ruling which said the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Jean Mensa, cannot be forced to testify in the ongoing election petition case.

Lawyers for the Mr Mahama, the petitioner, in the case disagreed with the ruling.

In the 32-page application with affidavit and exhibits, Mr Mahama said the Supreme Court erred in law when it said the EC boss cannot be compelled to testify.

According to Mr Mahama, this is a miscarriage of justice.

Meanwhile, Mr Mahama has also prayed the Supreme Court to suspend hearings on the substantive election petition matter until his application for review is heard and ruled upon.

This is because the apex court has directed all parties to file their closing addresses by Thursday, 18 February and for the Court to hear them on Friday, 19 February 2021.