A spokesperson for the legal team of former President John Dramani Mahama has said the petitioner has not been given a fair hearing by the panel hearing the election petition.
The former Attorney General and Minister for Justice, Marietta Brew Appiah-Oppong, said the arbitrary dismissals of their applications despite their superior arguments are unfair to the petitioner.
She was responding to the decision by the court to deny an application for review of the interrogatories ruling delivered about a week ago.
She told journalists that the court has failed to give the petitioner a fair hearing despite their superior arguments.
“The rulings coming out are short unlike 2013 when there were detailed rulings…we have to say that the petitioner is not being treated fairly,” Appiah-Oppong said, adding “it is not unfortunate but we have to say it as it is, the petitioner is not being treated fairly…so we disagree with the ruling of the Supreme Court, its unfortunate but that is their decision so there isn’t much we can do.”
A nine member review panel of the Supreme Court dismissed a motion moved by lawyers of former president John Mahama seeking leave to file “an additional ground of review” to the review application on the interrogatories.
Mr. Mahama and his lawyers per the motion were also seeking leave to “replace paragraph 28 of their original statement of the case.
But the enhanced review panel chaired by Justice Kwasi Anin Yeboah in the ruling of the court said, the jurisdiction of the court cannot be invoked in the manner that the applicant was asking the court to do.
The application was subsequently dismissed. The application for a review for the interrogatories were also dismissed.
Reacting to these rulings, the former attorney-general expressed displeasure in the two separate rulings.
She served notice that the petitioner will not withdraw his case but continue and soon, Ghanaians will discover that they had a case.