General News of Thursday, 10 January 2013
Source: Charles Addo
Lead Counsel for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) legal team, Madam Gloria Akuffo says the NPP will bounce back to the Supreme Court with a formal application as directed by the court to fight its case.
Madam Akuffo speaking to Citi FM after the court hearing on Thursday said, “I will not disclose the nature of it until the application is ready and has been filed, because we have been sensitive about talks about the breaking down of this country that is not our intention, indeed it is for the purpose of strengthening our democracy.
“That is why we taught we should adopt the procedure that is to say to be head in camera, it is for the stability of this country, it is for the security of this country, it is to maintain integrity and respect in the Judiciary but if the court say so they are the final arbiters, if they think that having disclose the nature of our objection we should still bring it formally we will respect the court decision”.
According to Madam Akuffo, the NPP took a preliminary objection in respect of the composition of the Supreme Court panel.
“The nature of the objection is such that we taught it will be more prudent and expedient to raise it in camera in the presence of the counsel, having done so the court took the position that a formal application ought to be brought for the consideration of the Supreme Court so we will come back with that,” he added.
The NPP leadership together with its legal team was at the court earlier today on the hearing of the NDC’s application to join the NPP’s petition against the Electoral Commission (EC) and President Mahama.
But the Supreme Court has adjourned sine die the hearing of the preliminary joinder motion filed by the NDC seeking to join the petition by the NPP challenging the election results.