Supreme Court sets date for Tsatsu’s motion

Tsatsu Tsikata - Member, NDC legal team
Tsatsu Tsikata – Member, NDC legal team

The Supreme Court on Tuesday set May 16 to hear the motion filed by Mr Tsatsu Tsikata, Counsel for the NDC to cross examine some witnesses of the petitioners whose testimonies have come by affidavits.

Mr Tsikata had claimed in his motion that some witnesses of the petitioners’ have alleged in their affidavits that the Electoral Commission (EC) annulled some of the polling stations’ results in their constituencies where there were over-voting.

The witnesses are Ms Freda Prempeh, Member of Parliament for Tano South, Mr Nuamah, Member of Parliament for Berekum East and the Presiding officer for Savlugu-Nanton.

Mr Tsikata was expected to move the motion today but could not do so because according to the court two similar applications had been filed by President John Mahama and the EC.

Counsel onall sides agreed to the adjournment by the Supreme Court.

Mr Justice William Atuguba, the presiding judge, in giving reason for the ruling, said the first and second respondents had also filed similar motions and so it will be convenient to hear all motions at the same time.  He therefore set May 16 for the hearing of the motions.

In a related development, KPMG the international Accounting firm, agreed on by the parties to audit the pink sheets in the custody of the Supreme Court registry, have accepted to  audit the pink sheet exhibits,

Some officials of the company met with the parties and also discussed the modalities under which the audit would be conducted.

The company is expected undertake a headcount of all the pink sheet exhibits, the analysis and categorization of each pink sheet and provide the name of the polling stations as well as exhibit numbers.

Source: GNA

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