Counsel for the Electoral Fee, Justin Amenuvor has requested counsel for the petitioner within the 2020 Election Petition, Tsatsu Tsikata to not quote the Bible in assist of his software of evaluate to be granted.
He stated that although God is a God of conscience, counsel mustn’t carry God into the court docket.
“God is a God of conscience, you don’t carry God into the court docket and say due to God the appliance must be granted,” Amenuvor submitted.
Tsikata whereas concluding his argument looking for for the court docket to evaluate its place on a call to disallow the petitioner to reopen his case urged the bench to be guided by their conscience and their judicial oath.
He ended this assertion by quoting Prophet Hosea. “I want to finish my submission pointing to the truth that, my Lords, ought to determine together with your conscience and the judicial oath you took.
“For they sow the wind, they usually shall reap the whirlwind,” he quoted.
It was in response to this that EC counsel urged the petitioner to not quote the Bible in court docket as his software is not going to be granted simply due to God.
Former President John Dramani Mahama had utilized for a evaluate of the Supreme Courtroom of Ghana resolution that stated he can’t reopen his case within the ongoing election petition.
This comes after the court docket on February 16, 2021, dismissed the petitioner’s request to reopen his case after his final witness mounted the field to present proof.
Based on the apex court docket which is presided over by Justice Kwasi Anin-Yeboah, they discovered no benefit or favour within the petitioner’s software to reopen his case with the only function of compelling EC chairperson Jean Mensa to adduce proof.
The applying was duly dismissed by the apex court docket. However the petitioner utilized for a evaluate of this ruling, as he believed the court docket made a basic error of regulation.