Dominic Ayine, member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) legal team in the ongoing election petition has said the petitioner, John Dramani Mahama is not required by law to appear in court every time there’s a sitting.
According to Dominic Ayine, once the NDC flagbearer is well represented by his running mate and the party chairman, Ofosu Ampofo, there’s no problem.
“The former president is well and carrying on the business of being the leader of the NDC. Of course, the party chairman ably represents him on a daily basis… the running mate is here, as the person who was on the ticket with him and she has not also absented herself even once from court. So there is no issue of representation.
“The former president is not required to be in court on a daily basis in order for his case to be heard. Otherwise, if that was the case, I am sure the judges would have been asking where he is. You see they haven’t asked; it is in order,” he added.