Private legitimate Practitioner Lawyer Maurice Ampaw has said under no condition can the applicant of the progressing political decision request constrain the primary respondent to affirm under the steady gaze of the court.
He said the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Jean Mensa, who is the main respondent can just affirm at her own will without being constrained by the solicitor.
Maurice Ampaw, in any case, sited a scriptural model with how Jesus Christ would not answer inquiries at the castle of the Roman lead representative, Pontius Pilate.
“This isn’t the first run through a respondent can choose not to address questions. You can stay quiet even at the edge of death. Jesus Christ did likewise. Before Pontius Pilate when inquired as to whether he is the Messiah, he stayed quiet,” he said in a meeting with NEAT FM’s morning show ‘Ghana Montie’.
Guidance to the principal respondent told the Apex Court Monday, February 8, 2021, that Mrs Jean Mensa, who is additionally the Chairperson of the EC, won’t give any proof.
Mr Justin Amenuvor clarified that the principal respondent has chosen not to cite any proof and hence the court ought to choose the appeal documented by previous President John Dramani Mahama on its legitimacy.
He started his contention on Order 36 (4) sub-rule 3 of the High Court (Civil Procedure Rule), C. I 47, which he contended permitted the respondent to choose not to illustrate any proof.
“The instance of the primary respondent is that we don’t wish to show any proof. Our case is shut,” he contended.
Be that as it may, the primary respondent choice is being tested by the solicitor who powerfully needs the main respondent in the observer box to affirm