NDC’s Lawyers May Chip Away Some Of NPP’s Evidence, But Will Have Little Effect On Case

A Deputy Communications Director for the New Patriotic Party (NPP), John Boadu, says their 2012 Vice Presidential candidate, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has exposed the confusion of the legal team of the first and third respondent in the election petition suit at the Supreme Court.

According to him, Dr Bawumia who is in the witness box on behalf of the petitioners, has been able to so far match the first respondents’ (President Mahama’s) counsel, Tony Lithur boot for boot; leaving them with a difficulty to understand the evidence presented by the petitioners.

“The counsel has been confused by the witness because he’s been able to answer every question that is posed to him. I think the NDC (National Democratic Congress) and their lawyers are having difficulty in understanding what over- voting is and that can be seen in the affidavit they filed; concerning issues of over voting…” he mentioned.

Speaking on Wednesday’s edition of Good Morning Ghana, on Metro TV with host Josephine Oppong-Yeboah, Mr Boadu indicated that over-voting occurs when the votes counted in the ballot box are more than votes that are on the voter register. Again he said if votes counted in the ballot box are more than the number of people who were biometrically verified, then obviously there was over-voting.

“And this should be known by the President’s counsel and the NDC; but they don’t know that and so they have come to court, talking about…I am so surprised about them and I am happy the way they are so confused…they must be tickling themselves but I am so gratified…

I thought that the first thing a good lawyer would have done when petitioners amended the number of pink sheets they presented; was first to call for what actually it is…If you go and pick pinksheets that have been abandoned already, you are only playing to the gallery. I think that Bawumia’s case is solid. If their thinking is to chip away some of the evidence, they may end up doing so but it will have little effect on the case…”