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Jean Mensah Has Changed Her Figures 4 Times – Tsikata Tells Supreme Court

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The lead lawyer for the petitioner in the ongoing election petition has told the court that the changing figures of the Electoral Commission were a serious cause for concern.

Lawyer Tsatsu Tsikata whiles moving a motion for inspection of official documents in the possession of the first respondent said a number that the petitioner had independently computed was quoted by the EC in their initial response to the petition.

Tsikata said the EC had so far given four different figures in respect of the official outcome of the December 7, 2020 polls. He quoted the December 9th figure which was revised the following day and yet another figure in his submission.

“And your Lordships would have noted that in our petition, we indicated that if you do the arithmetic in respect of the column where votes are attached to individual candidates, the figure that you come to is again a different figure, that is; 13,121,111.

“Even though 13,121,111 does not appear anywhere… that is a fourth figure. Your Lordships will note that in the answer of the first respondent that was filed on the 9th of January, in that answer, the first respondent now actually adopts the figure that we have calculated and for the first time the first respondent also states 13,121,111 for the total valid votes cast.,” he added.

Tsikata based the changing figures to argue why the petitioners needed to be allowed to inspect original declaration documents in possession of the first respondent.

He went along a biblical line when he alluded to their figure being a ‘rejected stone’: “So the figure that we have calculated becomes the basis for the answer. The stone which the builders rejected has now become the capstone.”

The respondents have flatly opposed the application and the Supreme Court is expected to rule on the issue.

Meanwhile, the witness for the first respondent is expected to mount the witness box today.

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.”

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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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