The general secretary of the National Democratic Congress Mr. Johnson Aseidu Nketia has hinted that ,the election petition that has been filed by his party’s 2020 flagbearer, John Mahama is not to declare another presidential results. “My Lord we are not in court to try to declare another presidential result by us [NDC], we are in court to challenge the performance of the constitutional duty of the first respondent [Electoral Commissioner] and to access whether that duty has been discharged faithfully,” he explained.
Witnessing on behalf of the petitioner on Friday, General Mosquito during cross-examination said the NDC is in court to challenge the conduct and constitutional duty of the Electoral Commission but not the 2020 election result.
Hence, the NDC’s General Secretary in his witness statement has alleged that the EC Chairperson, Jean Mensa was biased in the execution of her role relating to the December 7, election.
The outspoken politician claimed her bias stemmed from her “close family relationship” with the wife of the second respondent, Rebecca Akufo-Addo.
But interacting with the media after today’s proceedings, a member of President Akufo-Addo’s legal team, Frank Davies described Mr Nketia’s attitude in the witness stand as being evasive.
“When Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketia took to the witness box, he remained largely evasive. Every question that was posed, his immediate response was that, I do not speak for the petitioner.”
“This is someone who in paragraph two of his witness statement has stated clearly that he was in court to lend aid to the petition filed by the petitioner, how can you, come to court as a witness to a party and when asked a question, you say, “I do not speak for the petitioner’”.