General News of Thursday, 18 April 2013
Member of the legal team of the petitioners in the election petition case challenging the results of election 2012, Gloria Akuffo, has described as ‘firm and consistent’ the submissions of Dr. Bawumia in support of the evidence presented to the court.
“I think it has been a good day, Dr. Bawumia has been very firm and consistent in his evidence. He completed his evidence in chief by answering questions arising out of the answers of the respondents.”
According to Lawyer Akuffo, Dr. Bawumia, during his cross examination, was “emphatic that, although it appears that the evidence have come in doubles, they were never counted as doubles and that no pink sheet was counted more than once in his analysis.”
Lawyer Gloria Akuffo said the counsel for the first respondent tried to deceive the court to believe that the evidence of the second petitioner was duplicated.
“He [Dr. Bawumia] is now under cross-examination and the respondents are showing him documents from our pack of ‘pink sheets’ that were used in the case. They [respondent] are trying to establish that we have been engaged in double counting; but I will emphatically say that the witness has indicated there has been no double counting whatsoever.”
“We [petitioners] are on very firm grounds, we are not shaken in our evidence; we are comfortable with what we have done so far and that we are on our way to winning our case,” she added.