The General Secretary of the NPP, Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie believes the vice Presidential candidate of the opposition NPP, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia is far brainy than the General Secretary of the ruling NDC, so he sees no reason why Asiedu Nketia should made a ‘silly’ statement when lawyers of the NPP raised an objection that their client needs to rest during Wednesday election petition hearing.
“Dr. Bawumia stood in the witness box for almost six hours so why won’t he get tired, if the case is not going for the NDC, why is Asiedu Nketia complaining? He was in court chewing biscuit whiles Bawumia was on his feat explaining issues, who do you think will get tired? If the lawyer uttered that their client is tired, what is wrong about that? The judges themselves were tired so they also went out,” he said on Asempa FM.
Johnson Asiedu Nketia is purportedly to have said lawyers of the New Patriotic Party(NPP) are not well organized to defend their petition in court so they are using ways and means to play “delay tactics” so the case would be delayed.
According him, instead of the petitioner Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia to complain that he is exhausted, lawyers of the NPP rather prayed for an adjournment so Bawumia would respite.
This he believes show that Bawumia and the NPP are not serious with their petition to court.
Sir John who was reacting to Asiedu Nketia however said “After the break, Quarshie Aidan (Lawyer of EC) even agreed on the adjournment which the nine (9) panel judges accepted, so why is Asiedu Nketia making unnecessary noise? The case has just began so let all be patient, we will inculpate President Mahama for Nana Addo to be the President of Ghana soon and I promise Ghanaians that”.
Adding “When Bawumia begin to be cross-examined, there you will see how intelligent he is with his choice of answers. None of NDC members including Asiedu Nketia and their President (President Mahama) can compare themselves to Dr. Bawumia in terms of knowledge”.