Lead Counsel for former President John Mahama who is the Petitioner in the 2020 election petition, Tsatsu Tsikata, today closed his argument before a nine-member Supreme Court panel with a haunting quotation from the Bible.
Hosea 8:7 reads, “for they have sown the wind and they shall reap the whirlwind: it hath no stalk: the bud shall yield no meal: if so be it yield, the strangers shall swallow it up,” and Mr. Tsikata quoted it to the judges who have so far only ruled unanimously against every application from his client.
That biblical verse is one of the most iconic assurances of karmic repercussion for actions that people take. It shares similar meaning with other karma-related promises.
After quoting the bible verse, Tsatsu adds ominously that, “says “whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”
The seeming invocation of otherworldly influences into the case of mortals in Ghana’s Supreme Court however did little to sway the nine justices who heard the review application asking for the court to change its earlier decision to disallow the former President reopen his case.
Following in a now established pattern, the nine justices ruled 9-0 against Mr. Mahama, bringing to seven, the total number of unanimous rulings against only one party in the case.
The pattern has so far surprised many legal experts as it gives the impression all the judges hearing the case think from one head.
Meanwhile, the court has fixed March 4th to give a final judgment in the case.