The Supreme Court yesterday February 1, 2021, has discharged Petitioner 1st witness Mr. Johnson Asiedu Nketia following the cross-examination by counsels 1st and 2nd Respondents.
Mr. Asiedu Nketia entered the trial box as a witness for the Petitioner on the 29th of January 2021 to be cross-examined.
Below are happenings at the Supreme Court during the cross-examination by counsels for 1st and 2nd Respondents.
According to Mr. Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, Mr. Akoto Ampaw used the day to correct “outright falsehoods” by the petitioner.
“We are of the view that today has been a big day in court and the big word today is ‘exposed’. You would notice that counsel on our side spent a lot of time exposing the inconsistencies and sometimes the outright falsehoods that have been put out by the petitioner (Mr. Mahama) and the witness who was in the witness box today. So when you juxtapose the earlier claims that they won and now what they are saying in the witness box today that they don’t know who won, you will realize there’s a discrepancy. One of the first things that the counsel on our side sort to do today was to expose the inconsistencies and sometimes outright falsehood by the petitioner and the witness,” – Mr. Kojo Oppong Nkrumah.
Along the line, the legal team of the Petitioner Mr. Mahama expressed confidence in answers Mr. Asiedu Nketia gave during his cross-examination in court.
Madam Marietta Brew asserted that Mr Asiedu Nketia has proven why the petitioner, John Mahama, is disputing the election results adding that Asiedu Nketia left the witness box with his credibility intact.
“We are happy with the testimonies given by our General Secretary today. In fact, nothing that he has said undermines our case. Indeed, everything he said goes to the point that we are entitled to the declarations we are seeking. Other interesting things happened in court today one of which is the videos. They sought to try to dent the credibility of our General Secretary. But they were unsuccessful.”
“In the end, his credibility rather soared because if you watched the video, it was clear that he never said at any point in time that the petitioner had won the elections and rightly so. He stated that based on the 141 parliamentary seats we had won, the projection was that he was going to win so, of course, they flopped in that regard,”
Meanwhile, Dr. Kpessa-Whyte is expected to mount the witness box today as the second witness for the Petitioner.