Petitioners 16-box address a publicity stunt – NDC man

Philip Addison

Philip Addison



A member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC)communications team, Dela Edem has scoffed at the 16-box written address filed by the Petitioners challenging the legitimacy of President John Mahama in court.

He described the action by the Petitioners as a “publicity stunt” meant to deceive the public.

Counsel for the Petitioners on Tuesday July 30 filed their 16-box address at the Registry of the Supreme Court in fulfillment of the court order.

Both the first and second respondents in the Presidential Election Petition hearing have also filed their addresses paving way for the final determination of the case.

But on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen programme Tuesday, Dela Edem said the 16-box written addresses is not enough to prove the Petitioners case which he claims is “an albatross around their neck”.

According to him, the supposed irregularities being trumpeted across the length and breath of the country by the Petitioners are just a figment of their imagination.

Dela Edem intimated that if the claim by the Petitioners is anything to go by then “they should have called for a total overhaul of the entire election results”.

“All the results they [petitioners] want to annul are from the strongholds of the NDC. This is a clear indication of bad faith in the Petitioners case. Both NDC and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) benefited from the supposed irregularities” he bemoaned.

The NDC man said sarcastically that if they [Petitioners] really want to prove their case they should have submitted 32 boxes at the court registry because “16 boxes are woefully inadequate”.

Dela Edem called on members of the NDC not to worry about the issue because the number does not matter but rather the substance in the Petitioners’ address.

In a quick rebuttal, NPP Member of Parliament for Kpandai constituency, Mathew Nyindam debunked the claims by the NDC man describing it as “baseless”.

He stated unequivocally that no amount of propaganda by members of the NDC can wash away “hardcore” evidence.

He was confident the 16-box address submitted by the Petitioners in court is enough to prove their case.

The Kpandai MP commended the counsel for the Petitioners for working assiduously to meet the deadline set by the Supreme Court.

“We will not mortgage our peace for anything but without justice there will be no peace”.

Mathew Nyindam called on all parties to put Ghana first and accept the final verdict of the Supreme Court.

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