The summit court will continue sitting on Thursday, February, 11, 2021, to give its decision on a choice by the first respondent; the Electoral Commission Chair, to close its case.
It will likewise investigate a comparable choice introduced by lawyers of second respondent, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in the Election Petition case.
This followed contentions by the gatherings required on why the court ought to excuse the movement by the respondents or award the Petitioner a solicitation to interrogate observer for the respondents.
The present hearing started with Lawyer for the Electoral Commissioner, Justin Amenuvor, repeating that there was no requirement for Jean Mensa to mount the observer box dependent on the declarations given by observers of the Petitioner during questioning.
On his side, Lead Counsel for second respondent (Akufo-Addo), said contentions from the Petitioner are misjudged and have not indicated the weight of truth.
He further proceeded to express that the Petitioner ought to rather be upbeat the respondents chose to close their case.
“Our choice works for the Petitioner”. Mr Ampaw told the court.
In any case, Lead Counsel for John Dramani Mahama, Tsatsu Tsikata contended that the respondent’s withdrawal is an attack against equity and not in agreement to the standards of the court.
Clarifying his position, Lawyer Tsatsu Tsikata said the EC supervisor is binded by the observer explanation she recorded under the steady gaze of the court and should record to her protected obligations.
He further said the obligations of the EC Chair, as performed during the decisions was a significant explanation the request was called.
“We would hold incredible risks to the republic. She ought to be responsible on the grounds that she holds the most elevated office of the Electoral Commission.”
The 7-part board of judges in the wake of tuning in to all sides and adding their information will make a last assurance on Thursday.
Counsels for the respondents both shut their cases on Monday, February 8, 2021, after the third and last observer of the solicitor, Robert Joseph Mettle-Nunoo was interrogated.
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