Jean Mensa, the Spokesperson of the Electoral Commission will not go through cross-examination, the Supreme Court has ruled.
The court of law after paying attention and weighing the presentation of the lawyers for the petitioner and first and 2nd defendant has revealed that Jean Mensa and McManu can’t be pressured to testify.
Carrying the judgment, Chief Justice Anin Yeboah put forward that the court has not been satisfied by the defence from the barrister of the aspirant and will be setting a awful precedent if it offers the want of the aspirant.
“We are reminded to state that our jurisdiction invoked in this election petition is limited jurisdiction clearly circumscribed by law. We do not intend to extend our mandate beyond what the law requires of us in such petitions brought under article 67 clause 1. Simply put, We are not convinced and will not yield to the invitation being extended to us by the counsel for the petitioner to order the respondents to enter the witness box in order to be cross-examined.
“Accordingly, we hereby overrule the objection raised by the counsel for the petitioner against the decision of the respondents declining to adduce testimonies in this petition”, the Chief Justice said.