The government has indicated that it is happy about the five paragraphs the Supreme Court struck out of the witness statement filed by the NDC’s Robert Joseph Mettle-Nunoo in support of John Mahama’s election petition.
The decision by the Court which leaves 27 of the 32 paragraphs, the government says formed the gravamen of the testimony to be given by Mr. Mettle-Nunoo on Monday.
Information Minister designate, Oppong Nkrumah announced that they welcome the decision and are happy the court upheld the most important part of their objection.
On Friday, Counsel for the second respondent, Lawyer Akoto Ampaw during the sitting objected some portions of the witness statement and prayed the court to struck them out because they do not appear on the petition itself.
The objections by the Counsel for the second respondent was supported by the lead Counsel for the first respondent.
However, Tsatsu Tsikata who is representing the petitioner new facts and demands are not been made by the petitioner.
But the court struck out some portions of the witness statement insisting that the claims in the portions struck out were not contained in the petition and did not come up during cross-examination.
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