Mahama’s legal team files application to inspect EC documents

The legal team for the petitioner in the ongoing election petition hearing at the Supreme Court has filed an application to inspect documents of the Electoral Commission. 

The team led by Tsatsu Tsikata filed the application on Tuesday, February 2, 2021, just before the second witness (Dr Micheal Kpessa Whyte) could mount the witness box to testify.

The documents filed indicates that “we wish to inspect the original constituency presidential election result collation forms for all constituencies, constituency presidential election results summary sheet, regional presidential election summary sheets for all regions and the declaration of the presidential results form.”

The apex court is expected to sit and rule on whether the application will be granted.

At the Court sitting today (Tuesday), both the first and second respondent told the court “they have been served this morning and are opposed to the application”.

The Supreme Court has adjourned sitting to Wednesday, February 3, 2021 to consider the motion, and possibly continue with cross examination of the other witnesses.

Meanwhile, the cross examination of the second witness, Dr Michael Kpessa Whyte for the petitioner has ended.

The respondents, the Electoral Commission and President Nana Akufo-Addo team will take turns to examine the witness.

Michael Kpessa-Whyte, a former Executive Director of the National Service Secretariat, and Johnson Asiedu Nketia are the witnesses for Mr. Mahama in the ongoing case at the Supreme Court.

Cross-examination of Mr. Asiedu Nketia ended on Monday, February 1, 2021, and he was discharged by the court.

Dr Kpessa-Whyte has also been discharged.

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