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Election Petition: Supreme Court resumes sitting

Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia is expected to mount the witness stand again on Thursday at the Supreme Court, when hearing on the election petition contesting the declaration of President Mahama as winner of the 2012 election, resumes.

On Wednesday, the second petitioner, Dr. Bawumia led evidence in areas such as over voting and voting without biometric verification.

According to him, some Presiding officers of the Electoral Commission failed to sign pink sheets before declaring results as required by law.

He claimed that there were irregularities and violations in the areas which recorded large use of duplicate serial numbers on polling station forms.

Led by counsel Philip Addison, Dr. Bawumia prayed the courts to annul the votes in the identified areas where these irregularities took place.

Meanwhile, Citi News has stumbled upon the Affidavit Evidence presented by the NDC’s main witness, Johnson Asiedu Nketia.

On the issues Dr. Bawumia raised about voting without biometric verification, Mr. Asiedu Nketia responded by stating that:

“I have also been advised by Counsel and believe that biometric verification cannot be restricted to fingerprint verification and that if as a result of equipment failure, any voting occurred without a voter having undergone fingerprint verification but the voter was otherwise verified in terms of the biometric register, this was not wrongful.”
Source: Citifmonline

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