We are unpertubed by the Supreme Court’s ruling – Frank Davis

Lawyers for the petitioners in on-going election petition case at the Supreme Court have stated that they are unperturbed by the ruling of the panel of Judges to allow Tsatsu Tsikata to introduce new pink sheets as evidence outside that of the petitioners. 

Lawyer for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Tsatsu Tsikata during his cross examination of the star witness in the case, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia asked the latter to identify some pink sheets not included in the evidence of the petitioners.

The move was objected to by the Counsel of the petitioners, Philip Addison stating that the evidence was outside the 11,842 pink sheets tendered in evidence by the petitioners and also accused Mr. Tsikata of “springing surprises” on them through his cross-examination.

The Judges however overrule lawyer Addison’s objection and adjourned the proceedings to May 8.

But in an interview on Eyewitness News on Tuesday, a member of the legal team for the petitioners, Frank Davis questioned why the petitioners were not informed of the new evidence which Mr. Tsikata intended to introduce in his cross examination.

“If you were changing your case, why didn’t you put us on the notice? Why didn’t you attach this pink sheet to your affidavit as we have done?”

According to him, the Counsel of the petitioners are aware of “where he [Tsatsu Tsikata] wants to go so that is why we took the objection because we knew what he intended to do…so there is no fear at all.”

In a related development, a member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) legal team, Victor Adawudu maintained that Mr. Tsikata did no wrong in introducing the said pink sheet for identification.

“It is a pink sheet that is coming from their strong hold and it is the same clerical mistake…specifically to say the Ashanti Region and I’m sure you can see that the same mistake and the figures that have been put there have been so bloated.”

He continued saying, “it is about the standard being the same, and the electoral rules should be the same.”
Source: Citi Fm/Gh

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