Election Petition: Third witness testifies for Mahama as hearing continues today

Mahama at Supreme Court1
Mahama at Supreme Court

A third witness, Robert Joseph Mettle-Nunoo is expected to mount the witness box as hearing of the election petition continues today, Friday, February 5, 2021.

Lawyers for the petitioner John Mahama have already filed his witness statement, according to court records.

Mr Mahama, who is challenging the presidential results declared by the Electoral Commission (EC) on December 9, 2020 has already presented to witnesses to be cross-examined by counsels for the 1st and 2nd Respondents.

During his time in the witness box, the second witness for the petitioner, Dr Michael Kpessa-Whyte alleged that his colleague (Rojo Mettle-Nunoo) informed him of an instruction by the EC to deliver a message to Mr. Mahama who is the petitioner in the case.

This allegation by Dr. Kpessah-Whyte has since been questioned, as many believe Mr. Mettle-Nunoo, who personally interacted with the EC boss, should have testified to it at the apex court.

Subsequently, lead counsel for the petitioner, Tsatsu Tsikata revealed after hearing on Wednesday that they would like to file a new witness.

He explained that the new witness had some health complications and due to the confidentiality of the witness’ condition, he would prefer the Court to hear him in chambers.

The court subsequently adjourned sitting to Friday, February 5.

A document widely published online indicates that lawyers for the petitioner have filed the witness statement of Mr. Mettle-Nunoo.

In his 39 point statement, the representative for the petitioner highlighted his role in the strong room of the EC, his various interactions with the Chairperson of the Commission, Jean Mensa and other officials during the electoral process.

Source: Daily Mail GH with additional files from myjoyonline.com

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