The lead counsel for John Dramani Mahama in the 2020 election petition case, Tsatsu Tsikata has taken a swipe at the Supreme Court over the ruling it delivered in the 2020 election petition case.
According to Mr. Tsikata, the apex court set a bad precedent with its ruling.
Mr. Tsikata insisted that the ruling implies that the Chairpersons of the Electoral Commission (EC) can in future elections declare a candidate as a winner with wrong figures and no one can hold him or her accountable.
He argued that such a precedent is dangerous for Ghana’s democracy and peace.
Speaking on the KSM show on Pan African TV, Mr. Tsikata said per the judgment, chairpersons of constitutional bodies cannot be compelled to account for their stewardship.
“…And that’s why I would humbly say that it’s a dangerous precedent because what it means essentially is that in any future election, a chairperson and the Returning Officer can come and make an announcement with numbers which nobody can really explain and those numbers do not also meet the constitutional threshold of 50%+1 and later come and say there was a mistake and there is no explanation as to how those mistakes occurred.”