The CEO of IMMANI Ghana who doubles as a social commentator, Franklin Cudjoe has said that the Electoral Commission of Ghana will face a serious issue of loss of credibility should it manage to escape cross-examination in the on-going election petition case.
Counsel for former President Mahama in the on-going election petition case, Tsatsu Tsikata informed the court on Monday that it has no other witnesses to present after he presented three witnesses for the case.
Counsel for the first and second respondents in a reaction to his statement said they have withdrawn presenting their witnesses because they see no need to do so. Mr. Tsikata however argued that the EC chair, Madam Jean Mensah needs to mount the witness box since major issues against her need clarification.
In a Facebook post, Franklin Cudjoe noted that escaping cross-examination could be a major dent in the image of the EC since it would give Mahama a moral win in the minds of laypeople in the country. He believes that certain issues raised in court need clarification from the EC. He wrote;
“It will be a major dent to the EC’s image if its lawyers succeed to have their own witness evade cross-examination. Many laypeople will think that moral victory will be the Petitioner if that happens. This is getting [more] interesting than I imagined,
Somehow, I think Charlotte [Osei, the former EC Chairperson] would have jumped at the opportunity to defend her work.”