Thursday, 21st October 2021
She managed to escape cross examination by refusing to mount the witness box in the last election petition riding on the shoulders of human rights. This time around, the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission may not be able to escape because she is appearing under supoena.
The Wenchi High Court set Thursday, 21st October as a day for case management of an election petition brought before it by the NDC parliametary candidate for the Techiman South Christopher Bayere. The NDC is challenging the declaration of the NPP candidate as winner of last year's parliametary election in Techiman South constituency. The party contends that their candidate won instead but the returning officer declared otherwise.
In court today, both the petitioner and the respondents agreed that, the official hearing of the petition starts from 16th November. They agreed further that the petioner present four witnesses to testify namely Christopher Beyere Baasongti, Hon. Johnson Asiedu Nketia, Hameed Bin Laden and Shamsudeen Ali
On the other hand, the 1st and 2nd respondents will present one witness each namely Richard Asamoah and Sampson Ofori Gyamfi (Municipal Electoral Officer) respectively.
In addition, the parties involved agreed that the petioner supoena six persons to appear in person before the court to answer questions. These are Nana Dwamena Frempah (Returning Officer), Gabriel Dei Yeboah (Regional EC Boss), Alhaji Fuseini Awinaba (Regional Police Crime Officer), Dr. Ninnang Tobias (Holy Family Hospital), Effah Gordon (Deputy Returning Officer) and Jean Mensah (EC Chairperson)
Finally it was agreed that the petioner will present audio visual evidence in addition to other documents to prosecute his case while the respondents will rely on pink sheets, form A, D and 1C for their case
The case has been adjourned to 16th November 2021 for trial of evidence in chief.
CitizenOne will be following this case and give followers needed updates.
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