Hon Kwadwo Oppong Nkrumah, Spokesperson for President Akufo-Addo’s legal team has stated that the legal counsel for the 2nd Respondent in the election petition does not intend to call any witnesses to present any evidence before the court. He stated that, the three witnesses who testified for John Mahama have not made any concrete arguments to prove the petitioner’s case.
”We have always insisted that the onus of proof lies with the petitioner. You have senior three witnesses. we’ve all been waiting with bated breath to see the evidence that nobody won, to see the evidence that when you are done you don’t add Techiman south the results will change.” The spokesperson then added that, in their view, the petitioners have failed to prove to the court that indeed no candidate got the required 50%+1 to win the election or the Techiman South results could have made a change in the declaration, thus there will be no need for their witness to prove otherwise. “On our side, we are not convinced that any such arguments have been put there, that is why we have announced to the court that we don’t intend to call any fresh witnesses,” he stated. ”We have always maintained that chairman Mac Manu is ready on standby. If it becomes necessary to go into the box and prove that what they (the petitioners) are saying is not true because they would have made a preliminary case we will do so.”