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Is common sense ever a reference point in the delivery of justice in modern Ghana – Kpessa Whyte asks

A second witness for the petitioner in the 2020 election petition Dr. Kpessa Whyte has asked whether common sense ever a reference point in the search for, and delivery of justice in modern Ghana.

The Supreme Court of Ghana has ruled that the Electoral Commission Chairperson cannot be compelled by the petitioners to mount the witness box.

The Court has also dismissed an application for a review on the ruling which prevents Jean Mensa from mounting the witness box to be cross examined by the Counsel of the petitioner, Tsatsu Tsikata.

The Chief Justice reading the ruling Thursday said “We have also taken into consideration the applicants’ reliance on Article 19 Clause 13 and 296 of the 1992 Constitution. We are of the view that the applicant has failed to satisfy the court with new or important matter in reference to the constitutional provisions. In the result, the application fails and it is hereby dismissed.”

Reacting to such ruling of the Supreme Court and the insistence of not allowing Jean Mensa who superintends over the Electoral Commission to mount the witness box, Kpessa Whyte in a tweet asked “Is common sense ever a reference point in the search for, and delivery of justice in modern Ghana? Are laws made to stifle social progress or to advance it? Is there a way to hold judges accountable for dangerous decisions that have the potential to destroy democracy itself?”

Source: MyNewsGh.com

 

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