General News of Tuesday, 16 April 2013
The General Secretary of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) Johnson Asiedu Nketia has stated that the petitioner’s case “has started crumbling.”
Addressing the press after the first televised Supreme Court proceedings on the election petition case, Mr. Nketia opined that both the petitioners and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) “are now running away from their own case.”
The petitioners in court on Monday objected to the hearing of the substantive case to begin today because the Electoral Commission had failed to file its affidavit.
After deliberations, the judges adjourned the case to April 17 to allow the EC to file its affidavit to enable the petitioners to be served.
Mr. Nketia stated that the stance of the NPP was unwarranted saying, “You don’t wait to receive answers before you ask the questions. You have been asked to come and ask your questions and you say let me see your answer before you ask questions.”
He described them as “some JSS people who are not ready to write examination and they want to get answers before they go there to see the exam papers. We are not ready for that and we can assure you that their case has started crumbling.”
According to him, the NDC is confident that the NPP “wants to divert this case onto the streets.”