The petitioner in the just-ended election petition, John Dramani Mahama has expressed his disappointment in the Supreme Court’s unanimous decision to dismiss his election petition.
Reacting to his defeat, the former president intimated that, his defeat came as no surprise as the apex court had denied many of the applications filed by his legal team.
“No one who follows the proceeding of the Supreme Court will be surprised with the judgement pronounced a few hours ago.
During his press conference attended by all the top personalities in the NDC, John Mahama said that he disagrees with the ruling of the Supreme Court today.
According to John Mahama, the court purposefully ensured that Madam Jean Mensa was not interrogated…an action that undermines the outcome of the verdict.
“Speaking as a Ghanaian, with no legal training, I believe that the refusal of the Electoral Commission Chairperson to testify in this election petition, leaves a bad precedent for the future.
I disagree with the suggestion of our Justices that an election petition is akin to any other civil litigation and therefore an EC Chairperson, whose functions go to the heart of our democracy, can by a legal sleight of hand avoid accounting for her stewardship in an appropriate forum such as the highest court of the land.”
H. E. Former President John Mahama added that even though he respects the decision of the Supreme Court, he utterly disagrees with the ruling.
He stressed that the failure of Madam Jean Mensa to account to Ghanaians in court was clearly embarrassing and did the case no good.