Addressing the media after the Supreme Court unanimously dismissed the application by the petitioner to reopen the case, Dr. Dominic Ayine argued the media is unfair, biased, and petty in their line of duty in this election petition hearing.
Dr. Ayine claims that the media has not been critical on both sides in the court proceedings with the kind of questions they ask. He said, “you Journalists are being unfair to the petitioner. You are not asking them (1st and 2nd respondent) the critical questions”.
He stressed that it should in the interest of the media to scrutinized or ask critical questions and demand answers from the 1st respondent, presupposing questions as to how and why the election results kept changing and why is the percentage tally above 100%’ etc.
The Supreme Court ruled that the petitioner cannot reopen his case after closing it, for the sole purpose of subpoenaing Jean Mensa of the Electoral Commission and using her as an “adverse” witness. Chief Justice Anin Yeboah who read the ruling today 16th February 2021 quoted numerous precedents to buttress the court’s position. However, Jean Mensa who in her witness statement admitted to testify during cross-examination but later declined after the petitioner closed his case is acquitted from mounting the witness box to account to Ghanaians.
Filed By : Agaatorne Douglas Asaah / awakenewsroom.com