The Seven-member Panel of the Supreme Court hearing the 2020 election petition have delivered their ruling on a motion filed by the counsel for the petitioner, Tsatsu Tsikata praying the court to be allowed to reopen his case and subpoena the chairperson of the EC.
The Court dismissed Mr Tsikata’s application on the grounds that the counsel for the petitioner has failed to indicate to the court the evidence he intends to obtain from the testimony of the EC Chair, and how the witness testimony will assist the Court to deliver Justice.
The judgement, read by the Chief Justice Kwasi Anin Yeboah, questioned the basis upon which the petitioner was inviting the chairperson of the EC to mount the witness box and vindicate herself when she was not on criminal trial before the court.
The judgement also questioned if the petitioner needed the witness testimony of the chairperson of the EC to be able to prove their case.
Mr Tsikata indicated to the Court that he was in the process of filing for a review of the Court’s decision and was also filing for a stay of execution until their review applications are heard.