Lead Counsel for the petitioner in the 2020 election petition Tsatsu Tsikata says much as the Apex Court want to stick to timeline set out by CI 99 it should not be done in disregard of justice.
According to Tsikata, the strict adherence to the provision CI 99 is not justified in law.
But the Bench indicated that there is the need stick strictly to provisions of the CI 99.
The bench was also of the view that lawyers should have known that they will be required to file witness statements and that those should have been prepared ahead of time.
But Tastsu Tsikata believes that “Justice cannot be sacrificed for expedition”.