Former President Mahama’s legal team files motion for review of dismissed interrogatories by Supreme Court

Lawyer for former President John Mahama in the election petition case, Tsatsu Tsikata, has notified the Supreme Court of an application for review of the court’s ruling on their interrogatories.

The Court Tuesday, January 19, denied the Petitioner, John Mahama’s application to put 12 direct questions to the Electoral Commission, which the Petitioner argued would have helped narrow down the issues for trial.

But the Court in dismissing the Application said the Petitioner failed to convince it on the relevance of the questions and as such, denied the Petitioner the Application.

Lawyer for the Petitioner, Tsatsu Tsikata, informed the court of the decision Wednesday, January 20.

In law, interrogatories are a formal set of written questions propounded by one litigant and required to be answered by an adversary to clarify matters of fact and help to determine in advance what facts will be presented at any trial in the case.

Some of the information Mr Mahama’s legal team led by Tsatsu Tsikata was seeking answers to, included, the manner in which the results of the 2020 presidential polls were transmitted and the level of involvement of the National Communications Authority in the process.

Both lawyers for the Electoral Commission and President Akufo-Addo however opposed the application. Lawyer for the President, Akoto Ampaw, described the Application as a “fishing expedition”.

The Supreme Court in a unanimous decision dismissed the application.

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