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Jean Mensa Declared Results On Our Blind Side After She Sent Us To Consult With Mahama – Kpessah White Tells Supreme Court

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Dr Michael Kpessa-Whyte, one of the representatives of the Petitioner in the ‘strongroom’ of the Electoral Commission (EC), has explained that he “noticed many material irregularities during the entire process of the December 7, 2020, Presidential Election.”

According to Kpessa-Whyte, he consequently alerted his colleague representative in the ‘strongroom’, Robert Joseph Mettle-Nunoo, and these irregularities were brought to the attention of the NDC flagbearer as well as the NDC party.

Kpessa-Whyte who has stated the above in his witness statement dated January 27, 2021, supporting John Mahama’s election petition to the Supreme Court added that based on their observations they immediately wrote a letter to Jean Mensa, the Returning Officer, detailing their concerns to her.

“After making our observations known to Jean Adukwei Mensa […], she asked us [Robert Joseph Mettle-Nunoo and Dr Michael Kpassa-Whyte] to ‘go and consult with [the Petitioner] and return.’ She assured us she was holding on with any declaration of the results until our concerns and all other concerns with the collation of the votes were redressed. She added that she will ensure to send a dispatch rider to accompany us back to the ‘strongroom’, to relay the feedback from Petitioner, before she declares the results,” Dr Kpassa-Whyte averred.

He added that “based on the assurances of Jean Mensa, we left the strongroom” without certifying the summary sheets of the results from some of the regions.

Dr Kpessa-Whyte noted that on their way to the residence of the Petitioner to deliver the message as instructed by the EC Chairperson, they heard on radio and saw on the Petitioner’s television that, “Jean Adukwei Mensa, hurriedly and on our blind side, declared 2nd Respondent President-elect in the Presidential Election held on December 7, 2020.”

Dr Kpessa-Whyte insisted that the declaration by the Chairperson of the 1st Respondent was manifestly wrong as it was based on a wrong collation of the votes, which arose from some of the “self-same errors” that had been discovered during their time in the strongroom.

Source: Ghanaweb

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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.”

Source: GhanaFeed.Com

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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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