Election Petition: SC’s Decision Has Not Done People Any Great Service- Dr Ayine

 Election Petition: SC’s Decision Has Not Done People Any Great Service- Dr Ayine

“We think that the Court by its decision not to allow the Petitioner reopen its case has not done the people of this country any great service.”

Dr Dominic Ayine, a Spokesperson for the Petitioner in the 2020 Presidential Election trial, said on Tuesday.

He said Ghanaians were interested in knowing the truth and the constitution was very clear that justice emanates from the people and must be exercised in the name of and the welfare of the people.

Dr Ayine, reacting to the Supreme Court’s decision not to allow the Petitioner to reopen his case, alleged that the Justices had a predetermined agenda to rule against the Petitioner, former President John Dramani Mahama.

He said the Justices had done a great disservice to the people of Ghana by dismissing an application filed by the petitioner to reopen his case.

He also alleged that he was surprised that Court itself, who set out five key issues to be determined, was now reducing the issues to one.

He said the Petitioner had made it abundantly clear in the petition that there were a number of infractions. “We are contesting even the Constitutionality of the declaration that was made. We are saying that she violated Article 23 of the Constitution because she is an administrative body.”

He said Chairperson, Electoral Commission, Jean Mensa, who was the first respondent had exercised her discretion contrary to Article 296 of the Constitution and that those were all the germane issues under the Constitution and laws of Ghana.

The Spokesperson said to reduce the Petition into a single issue was rather unfortunate and “smacks of” a predetermined agenda to rule against the petitioner in this matter.

Earlier, the Supreme Court panel presided over by Chief Justice Kwasi Anin-Yeboah ruling on the Petitioners motion for leave to reopen his case, said the Petitioner’s Counsel failed to provide any evidence to warrant the reopening of their case.

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