The Supreme court has struck out five paragraphs of a witness statement filed by the NDC’s Robert Joseph Mettle-Nunoo in support of John Mahama’s election petition.
The witness has submitted a statement of 32 paragraphs to court for cross-examination of which 5 have been struck out with 27 of the paragraphs maintained. Lead Counsel for President Akufo-Addo, Akoto Ampaw raised the objections while insisting that the claims contained in these portions of the witness statement are not contained in the petition filed by Mr. Mahama.
Again, Mr. Ampaw argued that the petitioner through his witness is trying to sneak through the back door, the issues of authenticity and a request for some documents which have already been dealt with by the apex court.
This stance received backing from the lead counsel for the Electoral Commission (EC), Justin Amenuvor. However, disputing these objections, the lead counsel for the petitioner, Tsatsu Tsikata argued that new facts and demands are not being added as purported by counsels for the 1st and 2nd Respondents.