Wed. Jul 28th, 2021

Court to decide Jean Mensa’s ‘fate’ Thursday

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Jean Mensa is Electoral Commission Chair and 1st respondent in the Election Petition case

The apex court will resume sitting on Thursday, February, 11, 2021, to give its ruling on a decision by the 1st respondent; the Electoral Commission Chair, to close its case.

It will also take a look at a similar decision presented by lawyers of 2nd respondent, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in the Election Petition case. 

This followed arguments by the parties involved on why the court should dismiss the motion by the respondents or grant the Petitioner a request to cross-examine witness for the respondents. 

Today’s hearing began with Lawyer for the Electoral Commissioner, Justin Amenuvor, reiterating that there was no need for Jean Mensa to mount the witness box based on the testimonies given by witnesses of the Petitioner during cross-examination. 

On his side, Lead Counsel for 2nd respondent (Akufo-Addo), said arguments from the Petitioner are misconceived and have not specified the burden of truth. 

He further went on to state that the Petitioner should rather be happy the respondents decided to close their case.


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