Opera News

Opera News App

Election Petition: Why is Mahama not in the witness box? – Oppong-Nkrumah queries

Hellenasare7
By Hellenasare7 | self meida writer
Published 24 days ago - 3 views

Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah, one of the spokespersons for the second Respondent in the progressing Election Petition at the Supreme Court has made contention by inquiring as to why John Mahama isn't in the observer box. 


After the consultation on Monday, 8 February, the media questioned why Jean Mensa was "fleeing" from the normal cross examination however Oppong Nkrumah countered: 


"… isn't it intriguing that Mr Mahama himself, the Petitioner, didn't mount the observer box and we are not contending regarding why he isn't in the observer box? Why has he not taken the observer box? Would anybody be able to drive him to take the observer box?" 


Would anybody be able to compel Mr Mahama to take the observer box? Would anybody be able to compel the other two observers of the NDC that forcibly they ought to get into the crate? 


Thus, in the event that you are getting some information about the declaration that we won't place anyone in the case, it is on the grounds that our legal counselors are of the view that, that essential limit [of the candidate introducing a winnable case] has not been met," Oppong-Nkrumah disclosed to the media. 


Advice for the first Respondent and second Respondent told the Supreme Court on Monday, February 8, 2021, that they don't mean to open their safeguard or call observers. 


The Counsels contended that proof introduced by the observers for the candidate and from questioning doesn't uphold the reliefs being mentioned by Mr Mahama in the appeal recorded. 


Refering to Order 36 Rule 43 and C. I 87 standard 3 (e) 5, lead counsel for the EC, Justin Amenuvor told the 7-part board of judges that the EC was happy with procedures up until this point and requested that the court make an assurance on the appeal before it. 


Be that as it may, Tsatsu Tsikata oppose this idea. 


He affirmed that the move by the first and second Respondents is an intentional endeavor by the EC Chairperson, Jean Mensa, to dodge questioning which will uncover the lawless acts that described the December 7 decisions. 


Attorney Tsatsu Tsikata clarified further that the solicitation by the guidance for the Respondent was not in accordance with Order 36 Rule 43 and CI 87 guideline 3 (e) 5 as expressed. 


However, the adjudicators agreed with the respondents, adding that the observers can't be constrained to affirm. 


The Supreme Court will continue hearing today for the gatherings to contend on the matter. 


Watch underneath Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah addressing the press

Content created and supplied by: Hellenasare7 (via Opera News )

Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform

YOU MAY LIKE

Early Warning Sign For Heart Disease

8 minutes ago

0 🔥

Early Warning Sign For Heart Disease

Ghana to lose the U20 Africa Cup 2021.

56 minutes ago

25 🔥

Ghana to lose the U20 Africa Cup 2021.

Health benefits of Persian lime and Traditional uses and benefits of Persian Lime, you to try it out

3 hours ago

7 🔥

Health benefits of Persian lime and Traditional uses and benefits of Persian Lime, you to try it out

Coronavirus: Bolsonaro advises Brazilians to 'quit whimpering' as passing spike

3 hours ago

7 🔥

Coronavirus: Bolsonaro advises Brazilians to 'quit whimpering' as passing spike

8 Things Strong Women Doesn’t Really Care About

12 hours ago

0 🔥

8 Things Strong Women Doesn’t Really Care About

Some Funny Reactions From Ghanaians After Supreme Court Ruled On Mahama's Petition

19 hours ago

347 🔥

Some Funny Reactions From Ghanaians After Supreme Court Ruled On Mahama's Petition

Is it better to drink cold water or warm water?

20 hours ago

20 🔥

Is it better to drink cold water or warm water?

Petition Dismissed, Your Petition Lacks Merit- SC

21 hours ago

214 🔥

Petition Dismissed, Your Petition Lacks Merit- SC

WN/R: The Vaccine is Safe, Stop Politicizing It - Nana Yaw Barima

1 days ago

17 🔥

WN/R: The Vaccine is Safe, Stop Politicizing It - Nana Yaw Barima

See What Dormelevo Wrote After The President Retired Him Genuinely

1 days ago

21461 🔥

See What Dormelevo Wrote After The President Retired Him Genuinely

COMMENTS

View all comments