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Election Petition: ‘Supreme Court Was Afraid’ – Dr Kpessah-Whyte



The second witness for former President John Mahama in the 2020 Election Petition trial, Dr Michael Kpessa-Whyte, has insisted that justices of the Supreme Court were afraid to objectively deliver justice.

According to him, the manner in which the apex court dealt with the petition has given Ghanaians reasons to have no confidence in the judicial service.

“I think to put it blank, the Supreme Court was afraid, the Justices over there are ordinary Ghanaians like anyone of us, and I think that we must be bold, especially after the verdict, to tell them as we feel that they haven’t done justice to that matter and they have not in anyway arrested confidence of Ghanaians in the judiciary,” he divulged in an interview on Prime Morning, Wednesday.

He added, “If anything at all, whatever confidence was left was basically dissipated by the very decision that they took in the manner in which they did.”

He wondered the common sense behind the court’s decision not to allow the EC Chairperson mount the witness box and answer questions.

“It was necessary [for the EC to mount the witness box]. A law that flies in the face of common sense is a law that does not promote fairness and justice.

“We are dealing with our democracy, it is not about Party A or Party B but it is about making sure that we build confidence and trust in our institutions,” he added.

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