Supreme Court continues hearing of election case today


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[email protected] Accra, April 29, GNA – Counsel for the Electoral Commission (EC), Mr James Quarshie-Idun concluded his cross examination of Dr Mahamudu Bawumia when the Supreme Court resumed hearing on the election petition case on Monday morning.

With Mr Quarshie-Idun’s exit, the Lead Counsel for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Tsatsu Tsikata got ready to take his turn to cross examine the witness, who is second petitioner in the case.

However, Mr Philip Addison, Counsel for Dr Bawumia, objected to Mr Tsikata’s interrogation of his client, arguing that since the first and third respondents had a common  interest in the case, a cross examination by Mr Tsikata would be unnecessary.

The Court, however, over-ruled Mr Addison’s protest, thereby permitting Mr Tsikata to begin his cross examination of the witness shortly before the Court rose for a lunch break.

President John Dramani Mahama, the EC and  NDC are first, second and third respondents respectively, while Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, flag bearer of the New Patriotic Party in the 2012 polls, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, his running mate, and Mr Jake Obetsebi Lamptey, NPP Chairman, are first, second and third petitioners respectively in the landmark election dispute.

Hearing continues. GNA