General News of Friday, 9 January 2015
A member of President John Dramani Mahama’s legal team in the 2012 election petition case, George Tetteh Wayoe, is demanding payment for his services rendered to the president and the party during the period.
Wayoe said, though he contributed to President Mahama’s victory and had rendered some services to the party during the said period, he had not been thanked for his services.
He is, therefore, asking the President to pay him for serving the party by giving him a car and an unspecified amount of money.
Speaking to Citi News, George Tetteh Wayoe said: “During the election petition, I needed to move faster and move quickly to work for the President. And in Ghana you know that our media houses are in certain areas that our trotros cannot move there so the best mode of transportation is to move in taxis. So we move with taxis to get the work done easier, faster and quicker and that is what I have been doing since I joined the team…”
“I have spent almost 70,000 Ghana [cedis] for two years, going up and down for the cause of the President during the election petition…” he added
The NPP, in 2012, filed an election petition, challenging President John Mahama’s legitimacy at the 2012 polls.
The party alleged that the results were rigged in favour of President Mahama, but the Supreme Court declared him the winner of the 2012 elections.