Live Texts: Day Eight of Election Petition

After a long weekend the Supreme Court is gearing up for Day Eight of the Election Petition.

930: The counsel on all sides and the expectant, partisan crowd has also taken their seats waiting for the bench. Presiding Judge William Atuguba leads his team of nine judges to occupy their seats.

The witness in chief of the petitioners Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has also taken

Lawyers for the petitioners led by Philip Addison introduces his team to the bench, Lawyer for the first respondent Tony Lithur introduces his team to the bench and so has lawyer for the second respondent led by Quarshie-Idun and lawyer for the third respondent Tsatsu Tsikata.

940: Quarshie-Idun is up on his feet to tender an exhibit which was in contention last Thursday. He presented a photocopy of that exhibit but the petitioners raised an objection which was upheld by the bench but with a condition for the counsel to provide the original copies of that exhibit. Today he has presented that exhibit which is being scrutinised by the petitioners and the respondents as well.

Presiding Judge Atuguba issues a directive to all counsel to prepare a chart of exhibits to be tendered before the court. He says the Counsel will not break CIA secret rules by tendering the exhibits in bulk.