Jean Mensah Can’t Run-away From Tsikata’s Cross Examination-Spokesperson To JDM

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The spokesperson for John Mahama argues attempt to use excuse of human right to avoid cross-examination of the Electoral Commission chair is untenable


“They are avoiding or running away or avoiding the cross-examination of lawyer Tsikata. Remember that this is an Electoral Commission that has a constitutional duty to the people, they have an obligation to account to us for their stewardship and they say they cannot take the witness stand.”

Marietta Brew Appiah-Oppong, spokesperson for the petitioner in the Election 2020 petition hearing, has said the Electoral Commission cannot evade cross-examination by their lawyer Tsatsu Tsikata at the Supreme Court.

“They are avoiding or running away or avoiding the cross-examination of lawyer Tsikata. Remember that this is an Electoral Commission that has a constitutional duty to the people, they have an obligation to account to us for their stewardship and they say they cannot take the witness stand,” she said
Appiah-Oppong added: “Well, tomorrow we will see how our Lordships will rule on this. And the issue was raised as to whether this is a human right issue, I don’t know, this is the Electoral Commission chair, a body created by the constitution which has an obligation to respond to our question.”
He further argued that the Electoral Commission cannot hide behind the excuse of human right to avoid cross-examination.

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“The Electoral Commission cannot hide under human right to say they will not answer our questions. So I respectfully disagree with her Ladyship when she says it is a human right issue, I disagree with that.”

The spokesperson for the petitioner believes they still have a strong case after the final cross-examination of their final witness Robert Joseph Mettle-Nunoo.

Closure of case
Former president John Dramani Mahama on Monday 8 February 2021 closed his case in the Election 2020 petition hearing after calling three witnesses in support of his petition.

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His witnesses were Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, the General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Michael Kpessa-Whyte and Joseph Robert Mettle-Nunoo, his two representatives at the National Collation Centre of the Electoral Commission (EC) during the 7 December election.

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  1. Ghana is an interesting nation to watch, read about, listen to, interpret actions and inactions, and try to fathom and reconcile events.
    Indeed, I was one of the people who condemned the 1981 COUP detat and the judicial killings. Nevertheless, I am beginning to reconcile past events and current condition in my mental review and previews, but, the situations seems not to balance at all.
    This is a constitutional and judicial coup d’etat in Ghana’s democracy. Several authors have noted and taughted Ghana as a beacon of democracy and a matured or consolidated democracy. It that true now under the 8th government of Ghana’s democratic governance?
    Is the rule of law efficiently functional or bent to favor other from today’s practices and submissions?
    Are the status of the three justice connoting the mytrs of the rule of the rule of law functional or a myth?
    If the judges are crying of human rights, is the EC boss’s human rights more important than and outweighs the thousands or millions of voters human rights?
    The judges should read the internatioegal legal and institutional Framework of and for elections and tell Ghanaians which rights is far consequential? Is it the EC rights or the voters right?
    Hmmm, just expecting a right and responsibility under the constitution to respect and protect.
    Ghana, our beloved country is in trouble forever,
    Martin Luther King Jr noted, and cemented by Barrack Obama as”Injustice anywhere affects others everywhere “

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