Information Minister Designate and Spokesperson for the Legal Team of the Second Respondent in the Presidential Election Petition, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah explains the outcome of the February 2, 2021 election petition hearing.
According to Mr. Oppong Nkrumah who was addressing the media after the court hearing, he very optimistic that the issue of whether the EC has the right to instruct the representatives of the petitioner was made clear in Supreme Court today.
“When you read the witness statement, the witness statement says, ‘we were asked’, check the definition of ‘asked’. Now in the witnessed box and under oath, he seeks to amend that ‘they were instructed’ and that is why see lawyer Akoto Ampaw did not take too much time in his cross-examination. He asked one key question, he said, I put it to you that you know that you cannot be instructed by the chair of the first respondent and he said replied yes, we cannot be instructed by the chair of the first respondent”. According to Mr. Oppong Nkrumah that fallacy is settled and the court will take notice of it that, it cannot be true that the Chair of the Electoral Commission will instruct and representative of the President will obey her instruction.
“Another matter that is been settled is the attempt of the petitioner and his witnesses to repeatedly question the result by discrediting their own agents”. According to Mr. Nkrumah, from the beginning of the case, the petitioner came up with an argument that numbers have been cooked up and that the EC was incorrect.
“…yesterday you saw Mr. Asiedu Nketia arriving at 47.51, 47.51. Today, they tried other tactics by trying to suggest that there was something wrong with result that their agent had satisfied from the polling station through the constituency to the regions”.
“But in cross-examination, you saw It come out, and is been settled that they cannot use the back door to discredit their very own agents who satisfied the result from the bottom up and then claimed that somebody from the national had said that the figures did not add up…” Mr. Oppong Nkrumah explained
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