2020 Election Petition: SC judge and Tsatsu Tsikata ‘clash’ over Jean Mensa’s personality

Tsatsu Tsikata

The Supreme Court has slammed Tsatsu Tsikata, the lead counsel for John Mahama in the 2020 election petition over his continuous mentioning of the name of the chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Jean Mensa.


One of the judges, on the seven-member panel hearing the case, was forced to call Tsikata to order.

According to the judge, the panel would be happy if Tsikata would just mention the EC chairperson or the EC when making reference to Mensa.

He stated furthe that the EC boss is not responsible for everything at the Electoral Commission and that she has deputies who step in when she is not around.


He said in his response that Mensa is the returning officer of the presidential election, according to the constitution and it is impossible not to mention her directly, given her role as the returning officer.

He insisted that he is only following the constitution by mentioning her, rejecting the suggestion that he is targeting her personality.


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