Connect with us

Election 2020

Our Witness Is Ready To Testify If Supreme Court Rules In Tsikata’s Favor – Akufo-Addo’s Legal Team

Published

on


Peter Mac Manu is ever ready to testify in the ongoing hearing of the presidential election petition if the Supreme Court decides that he should mount the witness box, a spokesperson of the lawyers of the 2nd respondent, Nana Adjoa Adobea Asante, has said.

Addressing the press after proceedings on Tuesday, February 9, she said: “If the court decides that we should mount the witness box our star witness is more than ready to do so.”

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court has adjourned the hearing of the presidential election petition to Thursday, February 11 to give its ruling on whether or not the Chair of the Electoral Commission (EC), Mrs Jean Mensa and also the witness of the 2nd Respondent, Mr Mac Manu should appear in the witness box to be cross-examined.

During proceedings on Tuesday, February 9, the lawyer for the 2nd respondent, Akoto Ampaw, told the court that the petitioner cannot compel them to elect a witness to appear before court.

He said : “The petitioner has adduced evidence and closed his case. We have taken the position that in our assessment, they have not discharged the burden of proof and the burden of producing evidence and, therefore, we will not give further evidence and the court will determine the case on the evidence before it.

“We are entitled not to adduce any evidence, we are entitled not to call any witness.”

Lawyers for the two respondents on Monday, February 8 moved to close their cases without their witnesses being cross-examined.

This was after counsel for the petitioner, Tsatsu Tsikata, closed his case.

Mr Tsikata, on his part, told the court that the chair of the 1st Respondent, Mrs Mensa cannot skip cross-examination.
Mr Tsatsu argued that by filing a witness statement, the 1st Respondent has opened her up for cross-examination.

“It is our respectful submission that by filing its witness statement the first respondent has clearly crossed the bridge as far as opening the witness up for cross-examination is concerned. That bridge has been crossed, the ship has already been sailed,” Mr Tsikata said in his argument to the bench.

Asked by one of the justices, Professor Nii Ashie Quartey, whether or not Mrs Mensa cannot change her mind to testify, he said: “The court has the power to disallow that change of mind.”


After hearing the arguments from the lawyers, the Chief Justice adjourned the case to Thursday for a ruling on the matter.

Source: 3News

Advertisement

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Election 2020

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

Published

on


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

Continue Reading

Election 2020

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

Published

on


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.

More Soon….

Source: GhanaFeed.Com

Continue Reading

Election 2020

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

Published

on


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.

More Soon……………

Source: GhanaFeed.Com

Continue Reading

Politics

Politics8 hours ago

#FixTheCountry Campaign Is Just Politics As Usual – Obiri Boahene

Deputy General Secretary of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Obiri Boahen says the ongoing fix the country protest...

Politics24 hours ago

It’s An Insult To The Ordinary Ghanaian To Say NDC Behind #FixTheCountry Protest – Ras Mubarak

Former Kumbungu lawmaker, Ras Mubarak has slammed persons within the New Patriotic Party (NPP) who continue to claim the fix...

Politics2 days ago

NPP Finally Reinstates Kwabena Agyepong As Member

The National Executive Council of the New Patriotic Party has reinstated former General Secretary, Mr. Kwabena Agyepong who had been...

Politics2 days ago

Akufo-Addo Is Worst Than ‘Intolerant’ Idi Amin – NDC’s Joshua Akamba

National Organizer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Joshua Akamba has branded President Akufo-Addo as the most intolerant leader,...

Politics6 days ago

Gov’t Telling Ghanaians To Fix Themselves Because They Rigged The Elections – Apaak

Lawmaker for Builsa South, Clement Apaak says although the ruling government managed to rig the 2020 polls to remain in...

Entertainment7 days ago

Angry Flexer Gh Drags Prince David Osei To the Gutters Over ‘Fix Yourself First’ Comment Defending NPP’s Bad Governance

Ghanaian dancehall artiste Flexer Gh has angrily rained fire on actor Prince David Osei after he ignorantly called for Ghanaians...

Politics1 week ago

Akufo-Addo Getting Away With ‘Murder’ – Sammy Gyamfi Bemoans

National Communications Officer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Sammy Gyamfi says President Akufo-Addo continues to get away with...

Politics1 week ago

NPP Has Fixed It And Will Continue To Fix It; Ignore NDC Propaganda – Kennedy Agyapong

Assin Central lawmaker, Kennedy Agyapong has urged Ghanaians to ignore a propaganda being championed by the opposition National Democratic Congress...

Politics1 week ago

Anyidoho More Powerful Than NDC Because Of His Honour To The Late Prof Mills – Prophet

The founder and leader of Ultimate Charismatic Centre Prophet Akwasi Agyeman Prempeh has indicated that Koku Anyidoho, founder of the...

Politics2 weeks ago

Until I Die, I’m Not Leaving Ablekuma West Seat For Anyone – Ursula Owusu-Ekuful

Member of Parliament for Ablekuma West, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful says she’s not ready to relinquish her position to anybody in the...

Business

Business4 weeks ago

[email protected]: The True Test Of Friendship

“Suji, in my experience, this has never happened before! I have never seen people coming together and contributing $50k at...

Business1 month ago

Africa’s Most Luxurious And Extravagant Skyscraper: LucreziaBySujimoto, Banana Island

Towering 65m above the ground, the $52 million architectural masterpiece, LucreziaBySujimoto audaciously dominates the landscape of Africa’s most expensive square...

Business2 months ago

How Sujimoto Overcame All Odds And Funded A $52 Million USD Project – LucreziaBySujimoto

It was in 2019, I was near ‘dead broke’ after I had just spent millions on the #SujimotoIs5 event –...

Business3 months ago

Hobort Shipping Now Delivers Items from Ghana to the U.S.A

Hobort Shipping, a global shipping service headquartered in Accra, Ghana, has taken a mega step forward, introducing a new service...

Business3 months ago

From Local To Global: Find Out About Hobort Shipping Services, The Ghanaian Shipping Company That Is Shipping Packages Affordably To Any Part Of The World

Shipping of goods and packages has become very essential especially in the modern world. With the advent of online shopping...

Business3 months ago

MTN Supports Africa’s Coronavirus Vaccine Effort With US$25 Million

Africa’s leading mobile network MTN has announced a donation of US$25 million to support the African Union’s COVID-19 vaccination programme. The donation will help...

Business5 months ago

Sujimoto’s Banana Island Project To Be The Next Downtown, Dubai

“You buy ‘a property’ when you want to be somebody, but you buy a LeonardoBySujimoto when you are already someone”...

Business6 months ago

SIJIBOMI OGUNDELE: How I Run Sujimoto Construction; My Story: From Agege to Ikoyi, How to Make Nigeria and Its Youths Great

Avant-garde, debonair, futuristic, and innovative is among the traits that describe the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Sujimoto...

Business7 months ago

Police Withdraw Criminal Case Against Alhaji Sinare

The Ghana Police have withdrawn a criminal case against the National Vice Chairman of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC),...

Business7 months ago

Sub-Saharan Africa Has No Choice Than To Stick To Fossil Fuel-Dr Babajide Agunbiade.

As the world is drifting towards the use of renewable energy to power their economies, sub-Saharan Africa has no choice...

Trending