Draw lessons from Kenya case – NPP

General News of Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Source: New Crusading Guide

Nana Akomea Npp

In the wake of the quick resolution of the Kenyan electoral dispute in three weeks by their Supreme Court, the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) have also urged the Supreme Court of Ghana to show some level of urgency to the petition filed by Nana Akufo-Addo and two others.

Speaking in an interview with The New Crusading GUIDE in direct reference to the manner in which the Kenyan judiciary dealt expeditiously with their electoral dispute, Nana Akomea stated that “it is a little embarrassing that after three months we haven’t even started hearing the substantive case as filed by the petitioners.”

He said, even the Kenyan Attorney General at a point during their hearing had cause to make fun of the delays in the Ghanaian process.

The Kenyan Attorney General, Githu Muigai speaking during one of the court sittings stated “As my Lords are aware, as we speak here today the Supreme Court of Ghana is sitting on the election dispute relating to their election which was undertaken in December and they are slower than we are and I think we should take a little credit for the sort of enthusiasm that this court has brought to a timeous disposal of this matter.”

The NPP Director of Communications emphasized the need for the Supreme Court to disentangle the petition from the grips of unnecessary delays and maneuvers and also to take some cue from the alacrity with which the Kenyans Supreme Court dispensed justice on that crucial case.

In his reaction to National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) claims that the NPP’s petition will go in favor of President Mahama, he said “if the NDC says our petition will go the way like the Kenyans, why are they employing all kinds of tricks to delay the case by parading over 300 people as witnesses?”

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