The General Secretary of the largest opposition, the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Lawyer Kwadwo Afriyie has said, counsel for President John Dramani Mahama, Tony Lithur is been educated in court by the second petitioner of the 2012 election petition filed which is currently on going.
According to him, any lawyer who is set to cross-examine the witness, Dr. Bawumia should be well abreast since his brainpower to respond to questions posed to him are far beyond imagination.
“Dr. Bawumia as we can all authenticate schooled Tony Lithur who was posing questions to him in the witness box, this shows how matured and intelligent Dr. Bawumia is. Tony Lithur thought he wanted to frustrate Bawumia but he met a really tougher witness ever in his life. He (Dr. Bawumia) is a very truthful witness so he can never be frustrated.
“…It got to a point Bawumia had to explain things further to the lawyer (Tony Lithur) who is not even sure of what he was asking, the lawyer raised objection to let Bawumia stop explaining matters to him but that is the right thing to be done by Bawumia,” he said.
Lawyer Lithur, in his cross-examination of Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, the 2012 vice presidential candidate for the NPP, had a tougher time when at a point he asked the nine panel judges to control the second petitioner in the witness box because he does not feel comfortable with the choice of answers and explanations given to him by the witness.
Though many thought Bawumia was unsatisfied with Lawyer Tony Lithur cross-examination, Sir John who was speaking to Adom FM believes Lawyer Lithur was rather confused and publicly voiced out that, ‘Bawumia has succeeded in confusing me’ during his cross examination.
He noted that Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia is dazzling and cannot be drilled by any of the opposing lawyers in the cross examination process.