The Supreme Court will later today, Monday, February 1, 2021, resume hearing the 2020 Election Petition case.
The cross-examination of the Petitioner’s chief witness, NDC General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia will continue today.
At the last sitting, Counsel for 1st Respondent took Mr. Asiedu Nketia through several questions, where on specific matters he stated he could not speak for the petitioner, while he persistently avoided questions relating to the strongroom saying he could not speak to matters that happened in the strong room because he was not there.
The apex court took the action after a protest by lawyers of the 2nd respondent in the case – President Akufo-Addo.
The lawyers raised concerns with 10 of the paragraphs but after banter with the petitioner’s lawyer, the court settled on seven.
Meanwhile, Mr. Asiedu Nketia claimed that the petitioner was in court to challenge some actions and inactions of the Electoral Commission but not to seek the declaration of another outcome of the polls.
“My Lord we are not in court to try to declare another presidential result by us [NDC], we are in court to challenge the performance of the constitutional duty of the first respondent [Chairperson of the Electoral Commission] and to assess whether that duty has been discharged faithfully,” he said.
Please send us your articles for publication via firstname.lastname@example.org
Latest News In Ghana – Click Here to Read Our Latest News Stories