Petitioners are not perturbed by end of re-examination – Buaben Asamoah

The legal team of the petitioners in the on-going election petition case have stated that they did not lose much despite the abrupt end of the re-examination of their star witness, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.

The lead counsel for the petitioners, Philip Addison on Wednesday, was forced by the President of the panel of Judges, to end his re-examination of Dr. Bawumia who was, according to him, presenting evidence which had been wrongly labeled.

His re-examination was also interrupted with a lot of objections by the counsels for the first and third respondents because according to them, he was merely asking clarification for previously answered questions.

In an interview on Eyewitness News on Wednesday, a member of the petitioner’s legal team, Yaw Buaben Asamoah said: “I don’t think we lost much today in the sense of what happened towards the end.”

According to him, the constant over-ruling during the re-examination, indicated that the cross examination strengthened their case.

“If the court says they are more than sufficient, then you don’t need to bother yourself. I think we did quite well.”

He commended the panel of judges for the way they had been handling the court proceedings noting, “this is a court of equity as well as the court of law… This bench has also got a track record of being open… and being light-hearted enough to reduce the sense of tension about this matter.”

He opined however that the judges should have allowed Mr. Addison to continue with his re-examination because, “the circumstances permitted it because he was a very passionate advocate; somebody who was bent on getting a good job done, who believed he had a ruling in his favour, who was pursuing the ruling and who suddenly finds out that the ruling had been snatched away from him in circumstances that he couldn’t explain.”
Source: Citifmonline

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