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Sammy Gyamfi Breaks Silence Over Thurday’s Election Petition Hearing

Lawyer Sammy Gyamfi has broken silence over yesterday’s election petition hearing at the Supreme Court.

According to him, the court yesterday gave two reasons dismissing the application for interrogatories;

  1. That CI 99 makes Order 22 of CI 47 (on interrogatories) inapplicable; and

  2. That the questions in the interrogatories were ALL irrelevant.

To him the Apex court of the land kept shifting the goal post in yesterday’s hearing.

In a Facebook post sighted by talksghana.com he said “see how the Supreme Court kept shifting the goal post in today’s hearing”

The court gave two reasons dismissing the application for interrogatories:

  1. That CI 99 makes Order 22 of CI 47 (on interrogatories) inapplicable; and

  2. That the questions in the interrogatories were ALL irrelevant.

Tsatsu tackles the first ground and argues that there’s nothing in CI 99 which repeals Order 22 of CI 47 (on interrogatories) or makes inapplicable.

“The Court saw the sense in that argument and shifted to rely on the second ground, namely, that they dismissed the application on the ground that the questions were all irrelevant. Ok.”

“Tsatsu crossed them there too and reiterated the questions in the interrogatories to show how relevant they are to the case.”

“The judges got convinced there too and now quickly sought to say that Tsatsu could ask the questions during cross-examination. Ok.”

“Then Tsatsu crossed them again with what seems to be the highlight of the day – “my Lords, if the questions are not relevant in the interrogatories, how can they be relevant during cross-examination?”

“Then, the Court now says that he is crossing the bridge (of cross-examination) when the time has not yet come. To which the Tsatsu – Law Faculty – replied so elegantly – “I didn’t put the bridge there, you did.”

Judge for yourself.

Written by Talks Ghana Media

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