Tsatsu Tsikata, the renowned lawyer for ex-President John Dramani Mahama in ongoing election petition will finally get the opportunity to grill the Electoral Commissioner, Jean Mensa who supervised one of the bloodiest and scandal-filled general elections in Ghana’s political history.
Tsatsu Tsikata is scheduled to cross-examine the Electoral Commissioner on the role she played in the controversial presidential election declaration, and it promises to be fireworks, the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has hinted.
Sammy Gyamfi, one of the spokespersons for the petitioner John Mahama says Ghanaians should not miss the cross-examination, saying it will settle all matters regarding her declaration of the December Presidential results.
“You can’t afford to miss it that will be the climax of this petition.”
Speaking on Asempa FM’s Ekosiisen, he said: “People should wait for the cross-examination of Jean Mensa by lawyer Tsatsu Tsikata, that day certain things will be settled,” Mr. Gyamfi said.
It is strongly being suggested that Mr. Tsikata will feature a number of the 12 interrogatories he had earlier wanted to move a motion for in the Supreme Court but was torpedoed by the panel of seven judges sitting on the milestone petition.
Some of the questions likely to be forced on Jean Mensa including questions about how results of the presidential elections were transmitted from the Constituency Collation Centres to the Regional Collation Centres and further to the “Strongroom” of the Electoral Commission (EC).
She is also likely to be quizzed on the circumstances that led to her declaring seven error-ridden presidential results that claimed incumbent President Akufo Addo won.
Today, the Supreme Court threw out an application of the petitioners to inspect the original source documents of the EC that led to such an astonishing streak of errors. But Mr. Tsikata, in the cross-examination, is certain to dig up some of the opaque issues that have led the EC to keep the original source documents a closely-guarded secret.