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Election Petition: Blame Yourselves For Abandoning Your Posts At The National Collation Centre- Supreme Court Tells Mahama’s Witnesses

Election Petition: Blame Yourselves For Abandoning Your Posts At The National Collation Centre- Supreme Court Tells Mahama’s Witnesses

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Following weeks of presiding over the election petition hearing, the Supreme Court through its seven-member panel of Judges has finally dished out its final verdict concerning the 2020 election petition.

On Thursday, 4 March 2021, the Supreme told two witnesses of John Dramani Mahama, the petitioner in the 2020 election petition, Rojo Mettle Nunoo and Dr Michael Kpessa-Whyte to blame themselves for abandoning their duties in the strongroom of the Electoral Commission (EC).

“In fact, regarding the testimonies of PW2 and PW3, if their evidence is to be believed then they had to blame themselves for abandoning their post at the national collation centre at the time the verification and certification of the results were ongoing and PW3 had then verified and certified the regional collation results out of the 16,” Chief Justice Anin Yeboah said when delivering the judgement of the Supreme Court.

Chief Justice Anin Yeboah added, “The testimonies would have carried some little weight if the purpose of the petition was to change entries made on the collation forms or summary sheets but that is not the case.

“Their testimonies were therefore of no relevance to the said issues set out for determination and so we find them unworthy for consideration whatsoever,” Chief Justice Anin Yeboah said.