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Most Ghanaians losing trust in our courts – Sorogho

 

 

 

 

 

 

Former Member of Parliament for Madina, Alhaji Amadu Bukari Sorogho has expressed disappointment in the Supreme Court for dismissing a motion brought before it by former president John Mahama.

 

 

 

 

 

The apex court on Tuesday rejected the petitioner’s motion to reopen his case in order to subpoena the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Mrs Jean Mensa, to testify in the 2020 election petition as a hostile witness.

In a unanimous ruling the seven-member panel of the ruled that former President Mahama (the petitioner) could not provide any legal basis to justify his attempt to reopen his case to enable him subpoena the Chairperson of the EC.

Chief Justice Kwasi Anin-Yeboah who read the ruling said the petitioner did not indicate how the evidence he intends to solicit from the EC Chairperson will help to determine the case, and explained that the EC Chairperson is not on trial and cannot be asked to vindicate herself.

Many legal minds have criticised the ruling, saying the EC Boss ought not to be shielded like a private citizen.

 

 

 

 

 

Sorogho who was speaking on Morning Update on TV XYZ held a similar view and pointed out that the court of public opinion indicates that most people are beginning to lose trust in the judicial system because of the trajectory of the Supreme Court proceedings.

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