The Supreme Court has ordered the petitioner in the ongoing Presidential Election Petition, John Dramani Mahama, to file his witness statements and arguments latest Wednesday, January 27.
This is in response to the preliminary objection raised by the respondents.
The Apex court also expressed dissatisfaction with the conduct of the petitioner and warned it will take appropriate actions against him if he fails to comply with the order to file the witness statements and arguments by the given deadline.
Here is Chief Justice Anim Yeboah, the presiding Judge, as he read out the orders of the court.
Lead Counsel for the petitioner, Lawyer Tsatsu Tsikata told the court it never intended to delay the process but the action was pending the outcome of the application for review.
Lawyers for both the respondents and petitioners engaged the media after the hearing.
A legal team member for the petitioner, former deputy Attorney General Dr Dominic Ayine expressed apprehension over the courts handling of the application for review insisting the CI 99 is not against filing reviews or interrogatories.
Meanwhile, the case has been adjourned to Thursday, January 28.