Lithur, Bawumia Face-Off Continues Today

The election petition case continues today, Wednesday April 24, 2013 with President John Mahama’s Counsel, Mr Tony Lithur expected to face-off once again, with key Witness Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, as the cross examination of the second Petitioner’s testimony enters day 5.

There were intermittent moments of give-and-take between the two gentlemen at the Supreme Court on Tuesday.

There were also moments of verbal jabs and comic relief amidst the cross examination.

The NPP’s 2012 Presidential Candidate, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo (First Respondent), together with Dr Mahamudu Bawumia and the Party’s National Chairman Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey is in court challenging the validity of the election results as declared by the country’s electoral commission after the December 7 and 8 general elections.

The petitioners argue that the elections were fraught with unpardonable flaws which must not be left uninvestigated.

They accuse the incumbent party, National Democratic Congress of conspiring with the EC to steal the elections for President John Mahama.

They therefore, are praying the Court to set aside and nullify the EC’s results which declared President Mahama as winner of the presidential poll.

They want the court to annul 4,670,504 of the valid votes cast during the election at 11,916 polling stations where they claim a lot of anomalies occurred.

The Court whittled the case down to two issues.

They included whether or not there were statutory violations, irregularities, omissions and malpractices in the 2012 general elections and if same impacted the final results.