Lead Counsel for the 2nd Respondent in the 2020 Presidential Election Petition, Lawyer Akoto Ampaw, today has been on the neck of Johnson Asiedu Nketia, one of the witnesses of the petitioner demanding he give straight answers to questions posed at him and not attempt to lecture the court.
Subjected to cross examination in his second day as witness, he was bombarded with questions from the lead counsel of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo demanding how he had concluded that Mr Mahama won the elections.
Although admitting that the voice in the tape was him, Mr Nketia denied declaring John Mahama winner, explaining that he only expressed his expectations that John Mahama would win the presidential elections on the face of the information available to him at the time.
Mr Asiedu Nketia noted: “… My Lords permit me, in all the 7 parliamentary and presidential elections that have been held in this country before this one the presidential candidate and the political party which wins and controls parliament ends up winning the presidency so I…”
While at it, Mr. Ampaw interjected, demanding that he answers the questions being asked.
“Mr Asiedu Nketia, don’t lecture us, answer the questions, you can’t lecture us”, he said.