General News of Tuesday, 23 April 2013
Lawyers for the first respondent in the election petition case before the Supreme Court will this morning continue the cross examination of NPP Vice Presidential Candidate in the 2012 election, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.
Lead Counsel Tony Lithur in his cross examination yesterday, sought to discredit Dr. Bawumia’s evidence of over voting, voting without biometric verification, among others.
The panel of judges hearing the election petition on Monday rejected a request by the lawyers for the respondents for a full audit of the pink sheets submitted by the petitioners saying a recount would not affect the case for now.
According to the lawyers, since the second petitioner, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia admitted during cross-examination that some of the pink sheets were duplicated, there was the need for an audit.
Lead Counsel for the second petitioner also accused lawyers for the first respondent of “falsifying by photocopying” pink sheets in an attempt to deceive the court.
The petitioners in the case are seeking to have the results of the 2012 elections which declared President Mahama as the winner, annulled.