Dr. Dominic Ayine, a spokesperson for former President John Dramani Mahama in the Election Petition has stated that his client cannot be forced to be in the witness box to be cross-examined.
Speaking at a press briefing after adjournment on Friday [January 29, 2021] proceedings, Dominic Ayine said the petitioner, John Mahama, exercised his right to call a witness to help his case.
“It is far from being the case that John Dramani Mahama himself must testify in this matter. He has filed a petition. He is entitled as of right under the law to call witnesses in aid of his case and that is what he has done,” he said.
“In 2013, H.E. Nana Akufo-Addo never testified. He called witnesses to testify on his behalf. So is it the case that when it comes to H.E. John Dramani Mahama, the law must switch and compel him to testify?” he quizzed.