A member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) legal team, Lawyer Abraham Amaliba has said the second petitioner, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia “found himself between the ‘blue sea’ and a ‘hard rock’ as he faced Lawyer Tsatsu Tsikata’s cross examination.
He noted that NPP claimed Dr. Bawumia is an expert in statistics but Tsatsu Tsikata cut him to size on day eight of the Election Petition hearing.
Lawyer Amaliba was speaking on Adom FM’s late night current affair talk show “Dea Mehunu programme”, which was also broadcast live on Asempa FM.
Lawyer Amaliba thinks Dr. Bawumia suffered most at the hands of Tsikata as compared to what he went through at the hands of the two other respondent lawyers, Tony Lithur and Quashie-Idun.
“All the respondent lawyers have their strengths but when it comes to cross examination, I will go for Tsatsu Tsikata any day,” he said.
He is of the view that Mr. Tsikata’s style of cross examination showed he is truly a legal luminary.
But a member of the petitioner’s legal team, Lawyer Yaw Buabeng Asamoah disagreed with Lawyer Amaliba, saying that the NDC described Tsatsu as a super-human lawyer but he didn’t do anything extraordinary as compared to the first two respondent counsels.
Buabeng Asamoah noted that even though counsel for the petitioners initially objected to a cross examination by Tsikata, they were glad the courts allowed him because he did not add anything to the case of the respondents.
“If the courts had stopped him it would have looked like we were afraid of him and NDC would have used it as propaganda tool against us, but we are glad he was allowed,” he said.