Electiion Petition: Nine-Member Supreme Court Panel Dismisses Review Application.

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The Supreme Court by a nine-member panel decision has dismissed the application for review by the petitioner, former President John Dramani Mahama after it rejected his motion to reopen his case.

The Supreme Court judges unanimously affirmed an earlier ruling by a seven-member panel decision that the Electoral Commission cannot be compelled to call its Chairperson to testify in the election petition.

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They also ruled that the Chair of Electoral Commission filing a witness statement does not mean she has to testify in court.

The Chief Justice who read the decision explained that no provision in the constitution or statute has been pointed out to show that the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission can be subjected to different rules contrary to established rules of procedure and settled practice.

In the ruling made on Thursday, February 18, 2021, he stated, “The application fails and is hereby dismissed”.

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