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Election Petition: Rojo Mettle Nunoo To Testify As Petitioner Files New Witness Statement

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Petitioner in the ongoing election 2020 petition at the Supreme Court has filed an additional witness statement ahead of Court sitting tomorrow, Friday the 5th of February 2021, which will be the 11th hearing since the petition was filed on the 30th of December 2020.

The witness according to the nine (9) page witness statement filed at the registry of the Supreme Court at 3:00pm today the 4th of February 2021, is Robert Joseph Mettle Nunoo, a senior member of the Petitioner’s political party (National Democratic Congress, NDC) and one of two persons who represented the Petitioner (John Dramani Mahama), at the National Collation Centre for the 7th of December 2020 Presidential and Parliamentary elections.

The thirty-two (32) paragraph witness statement signed by Robert Joseph Mettle Nunoo, among others states in paragraph seven (7) that “instead of that pre-arranged transmission system for the regional collation sheets to be transmitted to the head office of the Electoral Commission, what happened part of the time was that one of the Deputy Director of the EC, Dr. Sereboe Quaicoe, would, from time to time, bring into the strong room what was claimed to be a regional collation sheet. How he got that sheet was not disclosed”.

“My colleague, Dr. Kpessa-Whyte, and I, on many occasions, pointed out errors in figures and words on the sheets that were brought in which ultimately affected totals and assigned results. This sometimes led to EC officials making phone calls on the basis of which they sought to explain and correct some of the things we pointed out. I cannot tell to whom those phone calls were made. I cannot tell if the calls were to EC officials or to some other people who were also involved in collation processes. There was no transparent process in this regard” the witness statement says in paragraph eight (8).

The witness further states in paragraph 11 as follows, “I must admit I was misled by this position of the EC officials into signing the regional collation sheet for the Ashanti Region simply because there was a signature of the agent of the Petitioner at the regional Collation centre on that sheet. I later found out from speaking with officials at the party headquarters that what had been presented on the signed collation form was not consistent with a tally of polling station results in the Ashanti region”.

The witness further stated in paragraph twenty-nine (29) that “yet my colleague and I realized with shock, on our reaching the residence of the Petitioner, that the EC Chairperson was in the process of announcing results. Petitioner naturally asked how this was possible when the same person had sent us with a message for him”.

“Attempts I made to reach the Chairperson of the EC by telephone for clarification proved futile as she had turned off her phones. Clearly, the EC Chairperson had not been transparent and truthful and had taken advantage of the absence of the two representatives of the Petitioner to make a premature and unconstitutional declaration. She acted with extreme bad faith, unfairly, unreasonably and with no regard for due process” the witness added in paragraph thirty (30) of his witness statement.

The last paragraph, thirty-two (32) of the witness statement says “I have known that a declaration has to be transparent and the result must be justified by facts, figures and a transparent tally and Collation of results. Clear errors, as have been admitted by the EC in these elections, undermine the credibility of the poll and also cast grave doubt on the integrity of those assigned responsibilities for the free, fair and transparent conduct of elections. It is impossible to sweep these matters under the carpet”.

With the court set to reconstitute tomorrow, Friday the 5th of February 2021, it is expected that Mr. Mettle Nunoo will be lead by lawyers of the Petitioner to present his evidence to the Court and he will be cross-examined by lawyers of the Respondents, Justin Amenuvor for the EC and Akoto Ampaw, for the second Respondent.

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Blame Yourself For Not Doing Your Work Properly In The Strong Room – Supreme Court Chastizes Kpessah Whyte And Mettle-Nunoo

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The justices of the supreme court have told witnesses of Mr John Dramani Mahama in the election petition, Mr Rojo Mettle Nunoo and Dr Michael Kpessa-Whyte to blame themselves for abandoning their duties in the strong room during the final collation of the election results if their claims are to be believed.

During proceedings, the two witnesses told the court that they were sent by the Chair of the Electoral Commission (EC) to Mr Mahama at the time of the collation of the final results in the strong room. In their absence, the results were then announced.

Delivering the judgment on Thursday, March 4 the court said “…Notwithstanding all these allegations of misunderstandings with the chair of the 1st respondent in the strong room and the fact that they were absent during the declaration, they did not give any indication as to how these happenings in their absence affected the final results announced by the 1st Respondent.

“The testimonies would have carried some little weight if the purpose of the petition was to change entries made on the collation forms or summary sheets but that is not the case.

“Their testimonies were therefore of no relevance to the said issues set out for determination and so we find them unworthy for consideration whatsoever.

“In fact, regarding the testimonies of PW2 and PW3 , if their evidence is to be believed then they had to blame themselves for abandoning their post at the national collation centre at the time the verification and certification of the results were ongoing and PW3 had then verified and certified the regional collation results out of the 16.”

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Breaking News: Supreme Court Unanimously Dismisses Mahama’s Petition As Having No Merit

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The 7-member panel of the Supreme Court hearing the 2020 election petition have dismissed the 2020 election petition brought before the court by flagbearer of the NDC for the 2020 elections, John Dramani Mahama.

In an extensive verdict read by Chief Justice Kwasi Anin Yeboah, the court was of the opinion that the petitioner failed to disclose how the so-called errors by the EC chair materially affected the declaration.

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Supreme Court Update: Mahama In Court As Judges Get Set To Pronounce Their Verdict

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The Petitioner in the 2020 election petition, John Dramani Mahama has made an appearance at the premises of the Supreme Court this morning.

The 7-member panel presiding over the 2020 election petition is expected to deliver judgement today in the case which lasted about one month.

Mr Mahama is challenging the declaration of President Akufo-Addo as having won the 2020 election.

According to Mr Mahama, no candidate obtained more than 50%.

He is therefore praying the court for a re-run of the election between himself and President Akufo-Addo.

The Apex Court will put the matter to rest today by delivering its judgement.

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