The Supreme Courtroom has set Tuesday, February 16, to rule on whether or not or not the 2020 Nationwide Democratic Congress presidential candidate, John Mahama, ought to be allowed to reopen his case.
The previous President’s attorneys on Monday urged the courtroom to grant their request saying they intend to subpoena Electoral Fee Chairperson (EC), Mrs Jean Mensa to testify.
This follows an earlier ruling by the apex courtroom that it can not compel a celebration in a case to adduce proof if the occasion doesn’t wish to accomplish that.
Arguing his case, lead counsel for Mr Mahama, Tsatsu Tsikata instructed the courtroom that allegations of vote padding and instruction from the EC Chairperson to their representatives on the EC sturdy room have come up throughout the trial.
He insisted these are issues solely the EC Chairperson can converse to.
In response to him, they had been taken unexpectedly when the EC Chairperson opted to not testify after submitting a witness assertion, therefore the choice to reopen the case and ask for a subpoena.
However this request was opposed by attorneys for the EC and President Nana Akufo-Addo, the first and 2nd Respondents within the election petition listening to.
Either side insist that the petitioner is just in search of to make use of the backdoor to spice up a petition he has failed woefully to show.
The 2 attorneys additional argued that if the hunt is to offer new proof, then Mr Mahama’s group had did not display that there’s a piece of proof they’ll extract from the EC Chairperson with the potential to materially have an effect on how the case is decided.
The courtroom has adjourned proceedings to Tuesday, February 16 to ship its ruling.