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‘We Will Not Tolerate That In Court’ – Akoto Ampaw To Joseph Mettle Nunoo

John Dramani Mahama, who is a former president of Ghana and currently the flagbear of the opposition party NDC has filed his petition to challenge the 2020 presidential election results, which was declared by the Chairperson of the electoral commission, madam Jean Mensa. The three witnesses of the petitioner has been crossed examined by the legal team of the first respondent and the second respondent.

In today’s election petition hearing, Robert Joseph Mettle-Nunoo was in the witness box to defend the petitioner, the third witness, Robert Joseph Mettle-Nunoo was unable to appear in court in person over health reasons and was due to appear via an internet link. In the witness statement by the petitioner, Rojo Mettle-Nunoo made it clear that, he signed most of the pink sheet but he later found out that there was a problem with the figures recorded.

The 3rd witness for the petitioner was asked to tell the court to specifically indicate where in the regional summary sheet he signed but later found out that there was a problem with the figures recorded. The witness in box brought out some documents, which he said it is the 16 regional summary sheet made available to him in the EC strong room during the collation of the 2020 presidential election results at the regional level.

The leader of the legal team for the 2nd respondent lawyer Akoto Ampaw stood up and said he (Joseph Mettle-Nunoo) has no permission to refer to documents that was not included in the witness statement filed by the petitioner.

You have no permission to refer to documents that is not before the supreme court, so if you want to refer to any witness documents, there should be a copy before the supreme court or the court have to grant you the permission to carry on. We don’t tolerate that in supreme court, he said.

 

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