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Election petition: Supreme Court strikes out 7 portions of Asiedu Nketia’s statement

The Supreme Court hearing the election petition sent to it by 2020 NDC flagbearer, John Mahama, has struck out portions of the statement submitted to it by the General Secretary of the party.

 

Akoto Ampaw, the lead counsel for the second respondent, President Nana Akufo-Addo, told the Court that 10 paragraphs in Johnson Asiedu Nketia’s statement should be deleted as they are “not based on the pleadings of the petitioner, unduly prejudicial and scandalous”.

 

But, Tsatsu Tsikata, the lead counsel for the petitioner, opposed this saying it was preposterous.

He demanded the Court allow all the paragraphs to stay as they are “material” to their petition.

This did not convince the Supreme Court, which overruled seven out of 10 paragraphs.

Consequently, paragraphs 6, 7, 25, 26, 28, 30 and 37 were struck out.

 

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