Petitioner can’t compel Jean Mensa to testify in Court – Lawyer Maurice Ampaw

Lawyer Maurice Ampaw
Lawyer Maurice Ampaw

Private legal Practitioner Lawyer Maurice Ampaw has said under no circumstance can the Petitioner (John Dramani Mahama) in the ongoing 2020 election petition compel the first respondent thus; Mrs. Jean Mensa to testify before the Supreme Court.

He said the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Jean Mensa, who is the first respondent can only testify at her own will without being forced by the petitioner.

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Maurice Ampaw, however, sited a biblical example with how Jesus Christ refused to answer questions at the palace of the Roman governor, Pontius Pilate.

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“This is not the first time a respondent can decide not to answer questions. You can remain silent even at the edge of death. Jesus Christ did same in front of Pontius Pilate when asked if he is the Messiah, he remained silent,” he said in an interview with NEAT FM’s morning show ‘Ghana Montie’.

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