A leading member of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko has urged lead counsel for the petitioner in the ongoing Election Petition, Mr. Tsatsu Tsikata to admit he has been outsmarted by the lawyers of the Electoral Commission (EC) and President Nana Akufo-Addo.
Otchere-Darko made the call on the back of counter-arguments made at the Supreme Court over the refusal of the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission to mount the witness box in the Election Petition hearing.
“You do not allege and expect the respondents to make your case for you if they opt not to mount the witness box. Calling of witnesses is an option which a party can choose not to exercise if indeed that party sees it as not necessary.”
“Tsatsu should simply admit that he’s been outsmarted! It’s left with populist submissions for the ears of party activists,” he said.
Mr. Gabby made the comment on his social media handle on Tuesday after the case was adjourned to Thursday, February 11, 2021, for ruling by the Supreme Court.