Tsatsu Tsikata has contended that, the EC’s status for interrogation when she recorded an observer with an explanation and supporting statements in light of the candidate.
He further contended that, the complaint for Jean Mensa to mount the observer box for interrogation isn’ t an attack against equity, yet it’ s not abided with the guidelines of the court.
Therefore, having watched Tsatsu Tsikata’ s cross- examination at the Supreme Court, and arguments about the need for the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission ” Jean Mensa” to mount the witness box, President of IMANI Africa, Franklin Cudjoe thinks that, it would be torturous for anyone to put his or herself in a position to be cross- examined by Tsatsu.
Franklin Cudjoe with his sarcastic tweet on his timeline said, ” nobody in his or her right frame of mind, seeing what Tsatsu is doing will urge his sister by forcing her into a witness box to be cross- examined by Tsatsu”
His tweet follows legal arguments by the parties involved in the election petition on why the court should dismiss the motion by the respondents or grant the Petitioner a request to cross- examine their witnesses
Lawyer Tsatsu Tsikata argued that, the EC’ s chairperson showed readiness for cross- examination when she filed a witness statement and supporting affidavits in response to the petitioner.
He argued that, the objection for Jean Mensa to mount the witness box for cross examination ” is not only an affront to justice but is in not accordance with the rules of the court.
The first respondent also argues that, the rules of the court, specifically Order 38 and (4) of the Supreme Court (Civil Procedure) Rules, C. I. 47 allowed the EC, which is the first respondent in the petition, not to adduce evidence.
Meanwhile, the Supreme court will, on February 11, 2021, to decide on the fate of the 1st respondent, which is the electoral Commission to decide whether or not she should mount the witness box.