EC Chair cannot run away from cross-examination – Tsatsu Tsikata

The Counsel for the Petitioner in the ongoing election petition case at the Supreme court, Tsatsu Tsikata has said the Chairperson of the first respondent, Jean Mensah cannot run away from cross-examination.

Lawyer Amenuvor had indicated that speaking for the 1st Respondent and based on the evidence presented and the cross-examination of the witnesses by the petitioner, it is the view of the EC not to call forward any witness to lead further evidence.

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This is after Counsel for the Petitioner closed his case following the completion of the cross-examination of the Petitioner’s third witness, Rojo Mettle-Nunoo.

He referred to Order 36 rule 4,3 to back his submission.

But the Counsel for the Petitioner said counsel for the 1st Respondent does not have permission to take the course he just did.

EC Chair cannot run away from cross-examination – Tsatsu Tsikata
EC Chair cannot run away from cross-examination – Tsatsu Tsikata

He challenged the argument insisting the witness cannot run away from cross-examination when she has elected to adduce evidence.

Counsel for the 2nd Respondent also indicated that they will also not call any witness.

However, the Supreme court adjourned sitting to Tuesday, February, 09, 2021 to hear arguments from the parties whether or not to allow the witness of the 1st respondent to stand in the witness box to testify

Source: Sirstaffonline.com

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