- Lawyer Tsatsu Tsikata says he taught all 7 Supreme Court Justices
- Tsatstu Tsikata was the lead counsel for John Mahama in the election petition case
- All Justices turned down the NDCs application
Legal luminary, Tsatsu Tsikata, has disclosed to Kwaku Sintim Mintah (KSM) that all 7 Supreme Court Justices were once his students of law at the Ghana Law School.
Taking his turn on the KSM show, Tsatstu Tsikata relived his moments at the Supreme Court as he explained his reasons for pushing for the cause of Former President - John Dramani Mahama in the election petition.
“When I appeared before them this time, I was appearing as an officer of the court, a lawyer who is advocating a case before them and that is an important difference. I wasn’t there as their lecturer - that’s 30 years ago.”
The seven justices who presided over the Petition were Chief Justice Kwasi Anin-Yeboah, Yaw Appau JSC, S. K. Marful-Sau JSC, N. A. Amegatcher JSC, Prof. N. A. Kotey, Mariama Owusu (Ms.) JSC, and Gertrude Torkornoo (Mrs.) JSC.
In most of their rulings and final judgement, the Supreme Court justices unanimously dismissed whatever Tsikata asked.
The petitioner in the just ended election petition case, John Dramani Mahama, has revealed that his lead counsel, Tsatsu Tsikata represented him at no cost at all.
Addressing issues relating to the dismissal of the 2020 election petition case on Thursday March 4, Mahama said Tsatsu Tsikata’s handling the case was free of charge.
“I wish to place on record that the service rendered to me by my legal team in this petition was gratis – free." he said.
Mahama also took the opportunity to appreciate his team of lawyers led by Tsatsu, whom he described as a colossus of a legal mind for fighting so hard to prove their case even though they lost.
The Supreme Court dismissed John Mahama’s challenge to the 2020 presidential election results in the election petition trial.
Akufo-Addo defeated Mahama in the said election to secure another four-year term; collecting 51.302% of the votes cast against the latter’s 47.359%.
The votes difference between the two candidates stood at 517, 231, representing a four percentage point, one of the highest since 1996.
Presenting the court’s judgment on Thursday, March 4, 2021, the Chief Justice, Justice Anin Yeboah said President Nana Akufo-Addo obtained more than 50% of the total valid votes.
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court’s dismissal of former President John Dramani Mahama’s petition, challenging the 2020 presidential results on Thursday shocked a man to death.
The yet-to-be-identified man reportedly died after collapsing at the premises of the apex court shortly after the judgment was delivered, according to a tweet by GHONE TV’s Serwaa Amihere.
He lifeless body was carried out of the court premises to be deposited at the mortuary.
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