The Member of Sekondi constituency, Honourable Andrews Egyapa Mercer has made a bold declaration concerning the ongoing elections petition before the Supreme Court. In what he described as a failed petition, he registered his disappointment over the submissions made by the three witnesses presented by the Petitioner to defend him on his claims.
According to Egyapa Mercer, Ghanaians were in suspense to witness the substance of the case before the Court. Speaking further, he took a swipe at the lead Counsel, Lawyer Tsatsu Tsikata over his conduct before the Court. He indicated that, the NDC must blame their woeful defeat on his and the legal team.
During yesterday’s hearing, which marked DAY 11 of the hearing of the petition, another witness for Mr. Mahama, Mr. Rojo Mettle-Nunoo mounted the witness box to share testimony on behalf of Mahama. Mr. Rojo Mettle-Nunoo was the third witness for the Petitioner after Honourable Asiedu Nketia and Dr. Kpessa Whyte. Ghanaians witnessed another series of legal tussle between the Counsels for the 1st and 2nd Respondents as they cross-examined Mr. Rojo Mettle-Nunoo.
Mr. Rojo Mettle Nunoo who appeared and testified in high spirit was one of the representatives of the Petitioner in the National Collation Centre. As one of the longest serving Strongroom agents in Ghana, Rojo Mettle-Nunoo put his credibility on the line to defend Mahama and NDC.
Honourable Egyapa Mercer speaking in an interview on Asempa FM’s Ekosiisen show alongside NDC’s Baba Jamal hosted by Osei Bonsu made this bold statement. According to him, the onus of prove depends on the who alleges and he who alleges must prove. Explaining the rationale of his assertion, he bemoaned the calls for Jean Mensah or Mac Manu of the NPP.
He said; “How do you expect the Electoral Commissioner to come and do your case for you? Because that is exactly what they are seeking to do at this point. They want the Electoral Commission to fill the gaps where they have failed.
“It is not going to happen! How do you say that the Supreme Court should order the Electoral Commission to use the erroneous figures as the right figures? That is the reason why they are in Court.”
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