Mahama files motion to reopen case to subpoena Jean Mensa to testify

Mahama files motion to reopen case to subpoena Jean Mensa to testify

The 2020 Presidential Candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has filed a motion on notice for leave of court to reopen his case to enable Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Jean Adukwei Mensa to testify.

Lawyers for John Dramani Mahama filed the urgent motion on Thursday, an application when successful will enable them to cross-examine Mrs Mensa on the conflicting figures she announced for the December 7 presidential election.

The Supreme Court overruled an objection raised by Tsatsu Tsikata, who is the lead Counsel for Mr Mahama against the decision by the Respondents – Electoral Commission and President Nana Akufo-Addo, not to open their case.

But lawyers for Mr Mahama have insisted that it is important for Mrs Mensa to testify as a way of accounting to Ghanaians for the conduct of the December 2020, elections.

“At the time my Counsel closed my case, the representation that had been made by each Respondent to the Court, and specifically to me, was that the witnesses who had filed witness statements were going to testify. It, therefore, came as a surprise that both Counsel for Respondents announced, on Monday, 8th February 2021, that this was no longer the case,” the motion read.

“My Counsel is seeking leave of the Court to re-open my case to enable the subpoena referred to above to be served on Mrs. Jean Adukwei Mensa, so she can appear before the Court to testify.”

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