The petitioner in the ongoing election petition hearing at the Supreme Court, Mr John Dramani Mahama will not be in the witness box to be cross-examined, spokesperson for his lawyers in the case, Dr Dominic Ayine, has said.
He said, another official of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) will be the one to be in the witness box.
Asked whether Mr Mahama will be one of the witnesses to be in the witness box while speaking on the Good Evening Ghana program Tuesday, January 26, Dr Ayine said “No, he won’t be one of them. He wasn’t involved in the Nitty-gritty of the elections. The party was involved in the election and one of the executives will be one of the witnesses.”
He added, “we don’t think we will call too many witnesses.”
His comments come after the Supreme Court on Tuesday, January 26 ordered the petitioner in the ongoing Presidential Election Petition, John Dramani Mahama, to file his witness statements and arguments in response to the preliminary objection raised by the respondents latest by Wednesday, January 27.
The court also expressed dissatisfaction with the conduct of the petitioner and warned it will take appropriate actions against him if he fails to comply with the order to file the witness statements and arguments by the given deadline.
These actions, the court said could include the dismissal of the petition.