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Election Petition: Dr Kpessa-Whyte mounts witness box today

A Senior Lecturer at the University of Ghana and NDC Member, Dr. Michael Kpessa-Whyte, will mount the witness box for former President John Mahama in the 2020 presidential election petition hearing on Tuesday, February 2, 2021.

Dr Kpessa-Whyte is one of the two representatives of the petitioner stationed at the National Collation Centre (‘strongroom’) of the First Respondent (Electoral Commission), during the presidential election held on December, 7 2020.

In his witness statement, he said “I testify in support of the petitioner’s case as contained in his petition.”

He said as one of the petitioner’s representatives in EC’s “Strongroom”, “I noticed many material irregularities during the entire process of the December 7, 2020 presidential election.

Dr. Kpessa-Whyte said consequently, he and his colleague representative at the “strongroom”, Robert Joseph Mettle-Nunoo, brought the “many material irregularities” to the immediate attention of the petitioner and the National Democratic Congress (NDC), the political party on whose ticket the petitioner contested as candidate for the office of President in the presidential election.

Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, also a witness for the petitioner, after presenting his witness statement and has since been cross-examined by the Respondents’ lawyers and discharged by the court.

Former President, John Dramani Mahama has filed a petition at the Supreme Court seeking an annulment of the presidential election results and a re-run of the election between himself and his opponent, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo who is the Second Respondent in the petition.

The petition is also seeking a mandatory injunction, directing the First Respondent, the Electoral Commission to proceed to conduct a second election between the petitioner and the 2nd respondent as required under Articles 63 (4) and (5) of the 1992 constitutions.

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