The Alliance for Social Equity and Public Accountability (ASEPA) has appealed to the Chief Justice not to include Justice Jones Dotse on the panel that will hear the petition by NDC flagbearer John Mahama over the 2020 election results.
According to a petition by ASEPA, the judge is said to be considered as Speaker of Parliament by the New Patriotic Party government which may affect his fairness
“Even though Justice Jones Dotse’s name has not been publicly mentioned, it is thriving knowledge among a section of Ghanaians that he is being considered for the Speaker-ship position and even though mere rumour we believe it is enough to prejudice him and as such the calls for his recusal from all election-related cases,” aspects of the petition signed by Executive Director, Mensah Thompson said.
It further prayed the CJ to consider the petition urgently before impanelling judges to sit on any election-related case so as to protect the image, integrity, and independence of the judiciary especially in adjudicating the pending election petition brought before it by the NDC.
The National Democratic Congress has filed a petition at the Supreme Court to challenge the results of the 2020 presidential and parliamentary polls.
In a statement after filing the petition, the party said: “The Petition was filed pursuant to the party‘s audit of the 2020 Presidential results and extensive consultations with the National Executive Committee and Council of Elders of the party.