Mr.Asiedu Nketiah today walked out of the witness box after enduring days of a barrage of questions from seasoned lawyers of the respondents and intermittent questions from the Supreme Court Judges in the ongoing Electoral Petition.
Not forgetting the mathematical calculations he engaged in, videos of him busily adding and substracting figures had hit the social media landscape.
At a point in time, he rose from his seat in the witness box apparently not getting enough access to a calculator given him. The Chief Justice then advised him to take his seat which the General retorted: My Lord I am a teacher, I can stand.
When the going gets tough: the tough they say gets going. The Palm-Wine tapper turned Politician was not a walk in the Park either for his adversaries.
In one of his tough responses to a question by the lawyer for the Electoral Commission, the lawyer seemed to have been ruffled by the answer. He then sought to remind Mr.Asideu Nketiah that his response sought to bring the name of the Supreme Court judges into disrepute.
Mr.Asiedu Nketiah then retorted: My Lord, what’s the question again obviously in an attempt to make amends for his initial mistake, maybe to avoid contempt.
We were again not left out of his humorous nature. Indeed most of his responses were greeted with spontaneous laughter from the bench and the audience in court.
In an interesting twist to the petition, Mr.Asiedu Nketiah parried questions he couldn’t answer reminding the lawyers for the respondents that he wasn’t the petitioner.
As he walks out of the witness box, we await to see whether he came out bruised or made important additions to Mr.Mahamas quest to unseat President Nana Akuffo Addo.
Meanwhile, the second witness presented by the National Democratic Congress petitioner, John Dramani Mahama, will take his turn in the witness box at the Supreme Court on Tuesday, February 2, 2021.
Dr. Michael Kpessa Whyte will be cross-examined by lawyers of the 1st and 2nd respondents (Electoral Commission and Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo )in the case before the Apex court.
This was after Monday’s case was adjourned after the first witness for the petitioner was cross-examined for a second time, by lawyers by the respondents.
During Friday’s court hearing, the first witness, Johnson Asiedu Nketia was interrogated about some press conferences held after the EC’s declaration on December 9, 2021.
The cross-examination process continued at Monday’s hearing where video evidence of some NDC press conferences where he seemingly declared the petitioner a winner of the presidential elections were played in court.