Petition Hearing: Mac Manu’s tape played in Supreme Court

A video tape of the campaign director of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in last year’s elections, Mr Peter Mac Manu in which he was explaining to journalists how the NPP collated its figures, was played in the Supreme Court on Monday February 8.

The tape was played as part of the ongoing hearing of the election petition.

The court resumed hearing of the case on Monday. The third witness of the petitioner, Mr Rojo Mettle started his cross-examination.

At the last hearing on Friday February 5, the Supreme Court struck out five paragraphs of his witness statement.

The paragraphs that have been struck out are 4, 5, 6, 7 and 18.

P4: Claims that the EC Chair did not perform her duties as required by law prior to the declaration of the 2020 presidential results

P5: A request to make available a video recording of happenings in the EC strong room to confirm his [Rojo Mettle] claims of what transpired

P6: Claims that some machines in the strong failed to work at some point and that the fax transmission was slow

P7: Claims Dr. Sereboe Quaicoe from time to time brought into the strong room documents he claimed to be regional collation sheets without them knowing where he was getting them from.

P18: Claims that with regard to Northern Region, two different summary sheets were brought into the strong room and that the original sheets will be required to authenticate the results.

Lawyer for the 2nd Respondent Mr Akoto Ampaw asked the court to strike out 23 paragraphs of the witness statement of Mr Mettle Nunoo, the third witness of the petitioner.

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By Laud Nartey||Ghana