A member of the legal team for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Abraham Amaliba, has taken an indirect swipe at the petition NPP has presented before the Supreme Court; hissing that the struggle to get their case broadcast live wouldn’t make their case a good one.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday endorsed the live telecast of its proceedings via television and radio to erase the acrimony that had characterized the petition challenging John Mahama’s presidency.
Prior to the endorsement, the Chief Justice, Mrs Georgina Wood had in a statement directed that the proceedings of the presidential election petition be broadcast live via television and radio.
At the beginning of the hearing of the substantive case, Mr Justice William Atuguba, gave the endorsement of the court and explained that the court ruled that allowing the live telecast was in concurrence with the law and expressed the hope that it would erase any misconceptions held about the matter.
On the hindsight, the struggle to get the ruling aired live on our sets, is believed to have emanated from bodies that sympathize with the New Patriotic Party.
But speaking on Okay FM, lawyer Amaliba informed the host that he has little doubt the live broadcast would increase the chances of the petitioners winning the case.
He welcomed the bid to stream the court proceedings live but was emphatic to state that a rotten case would not metamorphose into a good one because it is aired live.