The respondents in the on-going election petition have thrown jabs at the petitioner’s request for a review of the Supreme Court’s ruling on February 11, preventing the EC boss Jean Mensa from testifying.
Counsel for the Electoral Commission Justin Amenuvor, who was the first to oppose the review application said the review application of Mr Mahama’s team was merely an opportunity for a second bite of the cherry.
Throwing a soft jab, Mr Amenuvor claimed the petitioner’s team led by Tsatsu Tsikata are simply seeking an opportunity to fill gaps and lapses to strengthen its case.
In the case of the second respondent’s counsel Akoto Ampaw, he described the application as a fiction of the petitioner’s imagination.
He said the review application was a classic case of an aggrieved person who had become emotional, and wants another forum to further argue its case.
When one of the justices posed a question to him asking whether he is telling them what to do? Mr Ampaw said “No my lords I’m not telling you what do, far from that I’m not one of those lawyers who think they know better than the court.”
The Court also struck out the petitioner’s application for stay of proceedings of the ongoing petition.
It was the case of the seven-member panel presided over by the Chief Justice Anin that the stay of proceedings application was premised on the review application of the February 11 ruling which was earlier dismissed by the court.
Since, the court had already given its ruling on the review application, it saw no need to continue to hear the stay of proceedings application.