The Director of Legal Affairs of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Abraham Amaliba has called for the day the lead counsel for the petitioners in the ongoing election petition, Lawyer Tsatsu Tsikata will cross examine the Electoral Commissioner, Jean Mensa to be declared a public holiday.
Mr Amaliba told host Aduanaba Kofi Asante Ennin in an interview on Akoma FM‘s morning show GhanAkoma on Thursday, February 4 that “the day Jean Adukwei Mensa, the first respondent, will mount the witness box will, Ghana will be very interesting and I can’t wait to see my lead counsel Tsatsu Tsikata interrogating Jean Mensa in the witness box during a cross-examination”.
For the legal team of the petitioner, John Dramani Mahama, it seems the climax of the whole court hearing will be the day the Chair of the Electoral Commission, Ghana (EC) will finally face his lead counsel, Tsatsu Tsikata, in the witness box.
John Mahama’s legal team explained that “the first respondent who happened to be EC chair Jean Adukwei Mensa is the peak of the whole litigation, so we expect that Tsatsu Tsikata will explore lots of angles that will trigger many revelations surrounding the court petition”.
“So, we are really waiting for all applications to be filed and cleared to make way for the day Tsatsu will face Jean Mensh in the witness box.”
The Court on Wednesday, February 3 dismissed the petitioner’s fresh application that sought to access some official documents of the first respondent.
Court adjourned hearing for to Friday, February 5.