Political election 2020: How EC officials misled Rojo Mettle-Nunoo into signing collation sheets

Robert Joseph (Rojo) Mettle-Nunoo, one of the delegates of the candidate in the continuous Election Petition at the ‘strongroom’ of the Electoral Commission (EC), has unveiled that he was misled by some officials at the EC office to sign grouping sheets which were ensured by his gathering’s surveying specialists.

In his witness statement submitted to the Supreme Court on Thursday, February 4, Rojo Mettle-Nunoo demonstrated that he discovered from his gathering officials at the gathering’s central command that the figures introduced on the marked records were not what had been grouped.

Rojo Mettle-Nunoo asserted in section 10 of his witness statement that when he was at the EC base camp as a rep for the NDC, some EC officials were telling all-party reps that, “they were revising mistakes” on the gathering sheets that have been shipped off the EC central command from the local grouping habitats the EC had set up.

“At specific occasions, when we questioned certain grouping results from the local levels, they rushed to say, when your delegates have marked, the lone alleviation accessible to you is to go to court,” portions of his statement read.

Rojo Mettle-Nunoo further expressed in section 11: “I should concede I was misled by this situation of the EC officials into marking the provincial assemblage sheet for the Ashanti Region essentially in light of the fact that there was a mark of the specialist of the Petitioner at the local gathering community on that sheet. I later discovered from talking with officials at the gathering central command that what had been introduced on the marked resemblance structure was not reliable with a count of surveying station brings about the Ashanti locale.”

Once more, Rojo, affirmed that the NDC gathering’s agent in Western North Region didn’t sign the outline sheet for the Petitioner and offered motivations to the NDC with respect to why he didn’t sign and it was noted.

In any case, he, Rojo Mettle-Nunoo, committed an error by marking that rundown sheet in the EC’s “Solid Room”.

“At the time I marked, I missed the way that the specialist at the territorial examination place had expressed plainly the purpose behind not marking. We made the EC officials mindful that the specialist at the territorial resemblance community had not marked and had given an explanation behind not marking,” Mettle-Nunoo said.

He proceeded: “… regardless, officials of the EC monitoring the explanation given on the structure by the specialist of the Petitioner for not marking, couldn’t simply ignore it and guarantee that, whenever I had marked the rundown sheet, the matter was shut”.

He contended that the way that they marked the outcomes, in any event, including mistakes, ought to persuade the court that they were not at the EC strongroom to put “spokes in the wheel of the way toward getting the legitimate reason for an unavoidably proper presentation of the consequences of the official political race to be made”.

John Dramani Mahama, who was the flagbearer of the NDC is contesting the political decision results as announced by the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission on December 9, 2020.

He has just introduced two of his normal five witnesses: first Johnson Asiedu Nketia, NDC General Secretary, showed up for two days, and afterward Dr. Michael Kpessah-Whyte, Mettle-Nunoo’s partner at the ‘Strongroom’, both of whom were interviewed by the lead directs for the first and second Respondents.

On Wednesday, February 3, 2021, the lead counsel for the Petitioner, Tsatsu Tsikata, asked the court to permit them to document a new witness statement.

He explained that the new witness had some health complications and because of the secrecy of the witness’ condition, he would incline toward that the court hears the reasons in camera. It isn’t clear yet whether Rojo Mettle-Nunoo is that witness, and whether he will show up in open court.

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