A member of the legal team for the petitioner in the ongoing Supreme Court hearing, Godwin Edudzi Tamakloe has urged the first Respondent (EC Boss), Jean Mensa to make herself available for a cross examination by their lead Counsel, Tsatsu Tsikata.
Tsikata told the apex court that their case is closed and the Justices are expected to agree to or deny the Electoral Commission Boss to mount the witness box to defend their witness statement.
This comes after the third witness for the petitioner Rojo Mettle-Nunoo was crossed examined for the second time, after filing his witness statement.
Before the court rose, lead counsel for the EC, Justin Amenuvor, told the Court that his client, Jean Mensa who is the first respondent has decided not to adduce any evidence and therefore the court should decide the petition filed by former President John Dramani on its merit.
But addressing the press after Monday’s hearing, Edudzi Tamakloe said the EC boss ought to be cross examined because she is the Respondent that ought to challenge the case of the NDC and its flagbearer John Mahama.
“In the last election petition hearing, we saw Dr Afari Gyan mount the witness box and responded to questions from lawyer Phillip Addison so why can’t she [Jean Mensa] be a witness and answer to our lawyers’s questions when she clearly has questions to answer?” Tamakloe said.
“She has to dump her arrogance and answer to the questions because she is the reason we are in court and she has to make herself available to answer quetions,” he added while anticipating an interesting hearing tomorrow.