Counsel for the petitioner John Dramani Mahama in the ongoing election petition on Monday implored the Supreme Court Justices to be guided by their conscience and their sworn judicial oath.
The lead counsel, Tsatsu Tsikata, who appears to have come to court with an overflow of Sunday’s anointing, in his argument for re-opening the case said the nine-member review panel should have these two principles as their guide.
“I would like to end my submission pointing to the fact that, my Lords, should decide with your conscience and the judicial oath you took.
“For they sow the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind,” Mr Tsikata quoted scripture from Prophet Hosea.
The message of Hosea 8:7, quoted by Mr Tsikata, has been noted in modern times for its use in many speeches.
The proverb depicts an illustration gleaned from the agricultural process of sowing and reaping.
Per the scripture, a farmer may sow a seed and the type of seed he planted may bear fruits — the principle of duplication and multiplication.
The petitioner’s legal team is therefore urging the justices to sow the right seed by allowing them to reopen their case, failure to do that may create a harvest of wrongs that will trickle down to many generations.