Former Member of Parliament (MP) for Bolgatanga East Constituency, Dominic Akuritinga Ayine has said that Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Jean Mensa, is trying to evade cross-examination because it will expose her and bring to light irregularities in the general elections.
Lawyers for the 1st and 2nd respondents – President, Nana Akufo-Addo and the EC respectively, on Monday, February 8, 2021, decided not to call any witnesses in the ongoing election petition case.
Arguing in court the two legal representatives of Nana Addo and Jean Mensa asserted that the petitioner, John Mahama did not make a solid case in court hence their decision not to open their defence or call any witnesses.
But speaking in an interview via Eyewitness News, Mr Dominic Ayine, a member of the Legal Team of John Mahama, intimated that Jean Mensa should be cross-examined.
According to him, should she be cross-examined, it will expose her and affirm the claim of the election been a flawed election as alleged by John Mahama and the NDC.
“Cross-examination will expose her for people to see that what we have said in the petition as well as what our witnesses have said is the true reflection of what really took place.”
Mr Ayine believes Jean Mensa’s cross-examination will also “elicit evidence regarding the performance of her duties as a constitutional office holder”.
“She indicated in her answer and her witness statement that she performed those duties in accordance with the law. It is important for the people of this country to see through cross-examination that she was either lying or telling the truth.”