A member of John Dramani Mahama’s legal team in the ongoing election petition, Dr Dominic Ayine has blamed the Electoral Commissioner, Jean Mensa’s elect not to testify in the ongoing election petition on the parties’ decision not to do proper case management.
According to him, if the parties had done proper case management, the EC chair could have made known her decision not to file her witness statement and subsequently elect not to testify.
“The election whether or not to testify is a procedure step that is taken at the stage of case management. For instance CI 99 provides a mechanism for case management and we keep going back to it because the decision not to do proper case management is coming back to us because at that stage she could have elected that she doesn’t want to file the witness statement, she doesn’t want to testify.
Jean Mensa elect not to testify
The Electoral Commissioner, Jean Mensa on Monday, elected not to testify after lawyers for the country’s electoral body move for the closure of the 2020 election petition after the third witness of the petitioner, Rojo Mettle-Nunoo completed his cross examination.
The court is expected to rule on the move on Thursday, February 11, following legal argument by lawyers for the parties on Tuesday, February 9, 2021.