Professor Kofi Agyekum, Dean of the School of Performing Arts at the University of Ghana, has urged Ghanaians not to cause chaos after Supreme Court’s ruling on the election petition filed by former President John Dramani Mahama.
A nine-member Supreme Court (SC) panel on Monday unanimously dismissed a review application by Mr. John Mahama.
Mr Mahama filed an application for review of the Supreme Court’s ruling that prevented him from reopening his case.
According to his motion, the SC made fundamental errors of law including the ruling being per incuriam of constitutional provisions, statutes and previous decisions of the Supreme Court.
“I am advised by counsel and verily believe the court made fundamental errors of law including the ruling being per incuriam of constitutional provisions, statutes and previous decisions of the Supreme Court…Among these errors, I am advised by counsel and verily believe is an error whereby the courts subordinates a provision in the Evidence Act to a rule in subsidiary legislation by the Rules of Court Committee,” portions of the application read.
However, a ruling read by Chief Justice Anin Yeboah said the application was not based on law and so dismissed it.
“We dismiss the instant application as being wholly without merit,” the Chief Justice said.
The Supreme Court has set 4th March 2021 to determine the final outcome of election petition.
Speaking on Tuesday’s edition of Peace FM’s “Kokrokoo”, Prof. Kofi Agyekum, popularly called Opanyin Agyekum advised the citizerny to let peace prevail after the ruling.
“Let’s be patient and wait. Whatever direction the verdict goes, we should ensure peace in the nation,” he said.