The Supreme Court has dismissed an application for a review application against an earlier ruling of the court.
The nine-member panel unanimously affirmed a seven-member panel decision that the Electoral Commission (EC) cannot be compelled to call its Chairperson, Mrs. Jean Mensa, to testify in the election petition.
The petition by lawyers for Mr. Mahama follows an earlier ruling by Chief Justice Kwasi Anin Yeboah, Justices Appau, Marful-Sau, Nene Amegatcher, Mariana Owusu, and Gertrude Torkonoo that the EC boss’ filing of a witness statement did not mean she has to testify.
The court said the depositions in affidavits with regards to the interrogatories do not mean the witness can be compelled.
The Chief Justice who read the ruling said “The application fails and is hereby dismissed”.