Spokesperson for the lawyers of the 2nd respondent, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, has said that they are excited that the petitioner has ended his case.
Counsel for the petitioner Mr Tsatsu Tsikata has ended the petitioner’s case in court after the third witness of the petitioner, Mr Rojo Mettle-Nunoo ended his cross-examination today Monday, February 8.
After lawyer for the 2nd Respondent, Mr Akoto Ampaw finished cross-examining Mettle-Nunoo, Tsatsu told the court that “That is the end of our case.”
Lawyer for the EC Justin Amenuvor on Monday February 8 moved to close his case in the ongoing election petition hearing after the cross examination of the third witness of the petitioner, Rojo Mettle Nunoo.
Mr Amenuvor told the court that given the evidence of the petitioner’s witnesses who were crossed examined in the case, they do not want to lead any further evidence.
“Given the evidence of the petitioner’s witnesses under cross examination so far, of those witnesses, speaking for the 1st respondent, it is the 1st respondent’s case that we do not wish to lead any further evidence and therefore we are praying that this matter proceeds under Order 36 Rule 43 and CI 87 rule 3 (e) 5, we hereby and on that basis close our case.”
Speaking to the press after proceedings, Mr Oppong Nkrumah said “We are very happy that the petitioner has come to the end of his case and has adduced all the evidence that he has, evidence which is supposed to prove that nobody had 50%.”
“So far we have seen the petitioner put three witnesses in the box we are of the view that that the court will do a good job in determining whether or not these witnesses have provided any evidence that supports the petition and these issues the court is seeking to determine.
“The petitioner advertised five witnesses and ended up calling three. It is upon the completion of that that the petitioner has a now announced to the court that this is all that the case is about.”
By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana