Full Ruling: Why Supreme Court dismissed Mahama’s plea to re-open his case
The Supreme Court, in an unanimous decision tossed out the request to allow the petitioner John Dramani Mahama in the ongoing election petition re-open his case.
Among other things, the seven member panel presided over by the Chief Justice said the petitioner’s legal team led by Tsatsu Tsikata have not demonstrated any new evidence, in its argument for re-opening.
The court also maintained that the plaintiff or petitioner (John Mahama) must not rely on the evidence from the respondents (Electoral Commission and Nana Akufo-Addo) as its strength.
Justice Anin Yeboah reiterated that the team have also not furnish the court with the new evidence, it wishes to bring to bear through the testimony of the EC Chairperson.
It was of the opinion that the petitioner had decided to close its case based on the evidence they had provided through their three witnesses.
Aside from the CJ, the other panel members are Yaw Apau, Samuel K. Marful Sau, Nene Amegathcher, Professor Ashie Kotey, Mariama Owusu and Gertrude Torkornoo.
Below is the ruling