A spokesperson for President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s legal team in the ongoing election petition hearing, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has said Monday’s court proceeding has exposed the inconsistencies in the petition by the presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) 2020 presidential candidate, John Dramani Mahama and his witness Johnson Asiedu Nketia to set aside results of the election.
According to him, lead counsel for the President in the election petition, Mr. Akoto Ampaw exposed the inaccuracies and inconsistencies in the petition filed by Mr. Mahama to annul results of the 2020 presidential election.
In a media interview after cross-examination in court, Mr. Oppong Nkrumah stressed that the witness for the petitioner could not substantiate any of the evidence presented to the court by the petitioner as prove that the 2020 presidential election was flawed.
He noted that, “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 we won and now what they are saying in the witness box to they now saying they don’t know who won, you will realise 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,” he added.
Mr. Mahama on December 30,2020 filed the petition at the Supreme Court to contest results of the 2020 presidential election which Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Jean Adukwei Mensa declared Nana Akufo-Addo, presidential candidate for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) as winner and President-elect on December 9, 2020.
Meanwhile, the case has been adjourned to today Wednesday where the Supreme Court will consider an application by lawyers of the Petitioner to inspect some documents from the EC.