Election Petition: Tony Lithur, Bawumia Face Off Again Today

Counsel for President John Dramani Mahama in the petition challenging the results of the December 2012 presidential election at the Supreme Court, Mr Tony Lithur, will continue his cross-examination of Dr Mahamadu Bawumia, the star witness in the petition, today – Monday.

Last Thursday, Dr Bawumia engaged in a face-off with Mr Lithur during a hearing at the court.

It all started when Mr Lithur suggested to Dr Bawumia during cross-examination that the witness had submitted to the court as exhibits some pink sheets which were duplicated in different categories of alleged electoral malpractices.

Dr Bawumia explained that although duplicated pink sheets had found their way into the court, not a single one was relied upon and that the materials on the CD ROM were those used in the analysis.

In January this year, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the 2012 presidential election, and two other leading members of the party filed a suit at the Supreme Court challenging the validity of the results that declared President Mahama winner of the poll.

In his evidence-in-chief, the star witness said the petitioners were seeking the annulment of 4,381,415 votes which were included in the results of the December 2012 presidential election by the Electoral Commission (EC).

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