Cross examination comes exclusively after evidence – Oppong Nkrumah

Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, a Spokesperson for President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Second Respondent in the 2020 Presidential Petition preliminary, has said one can just cross-analyze an observer after their evidence in boss has been given in a preliminary.

He said the Court has just decided that a gathering couldn’t be constrained to show evidence.

Mr. Oppong Nkrumah who was talking at the post-preliminary meeting said cross-examination comes after there has been a stock of evidence in boss. He said counsel for the respondents have raised various reasons why they restricted the application, showing that the situation of the law doesn’t uphold the contention made by the Petitioner.

He said the motivation behind why the respondents were saying it was a piece of new evidence, was on the grounds that there could be something that was inaccessible to the Petitioner, which he was presently making accessible to the court.

He said Mrs Jean A. Mensa, the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, the main respondent has shown that she was precluded on the grounds that she was a gathering for the situation.

He said if there was a sign to summon an observer, the training has been that generally there would be an outsider, who has some data that could help the Petitioner’s case.

“Here is a case that the Petitioner hosts united a get to court and is trusting that the gathering will get into the container and offer evidence to help his case, however the gathering outmaneuvered him and has taken a predominant strategy and had said, she won’t get into the case and if this is all the Petitioner need to tell the court, let the court judge dependent on that,” he said.

The Supreme Court in the wake of tuning in to the contentions from the Petitioner and the Respondents fixed Tuesday, February 16, 2021, to govern on the movement recorded by the Petitioner looking for leave of the court to resume his case.

The Petitioner documented the movement to return his case for the reason for giving a summon to the EC director to affirm.

Mr. Tsatsu Tsikata, Counsel for the Petitioner moving the movement said “We are not requesting leave to illustrate new evidence, as done in an allure circumstance.

Mr. Justin Amenuvor, the Counsel for the EC said they were against the application to resume the candidate’s case.

He said the current application was not justified by rule of law and technique, adding that, the interaction documented was a maltreatment of the court measures.

Previous President Mahama has documented a Petition at the Supreme Court looking for a revocation of the Presidential political decision results and a re-run of the political decision among him and Nana Akufo-Addo, who is the second Respondent in the request.

The Petition is additionally looking for an order coordinating the first Respondent, the EC to continue to direct a second political race between the solicitor and the second respondent as applicants, as needed under Articles 63 (4) and (5) of the 1992 constitution.

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