The Supreme Court has declined an invitation to exercise its discretion to allow the Petitioner in the 2020 Election Petition to reopen his case after his lead counsel, Tsatsu Tsikata closed it.
In a unanimous ruling Tuesday, the apex court said John Dramani Mahama failed to provide cogent reasons why he should be permitted to reopen his case.
Mr Mahama’s application came hours after the 1st and 2nd Respondents decided not to open their case.
Lead counsel for the 2nd Respondent, Akoto Ampaw told the court the application filed by Mr Mahama to reopen his case is an attempt to lead fresh evidence after closing his case.
After hearing counsels for the parties to the case, the court in a 7:0 ruling said it will not allow the Petitioner to reopen his case, a decision Mr Tsikata said did satisfy the course of justice.