Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, lawmaker and spokesperson for the lawyers of the 2nd respondent, has said that their legal team is happy that the petitioner in the ongoing Election Petition has ended his case.
On Monday, February 8, lead counsel for the petitioner Mr. Tsatsu Tsikata after the cross-examination of the petitioner’s third witness, Mr. Rojo Mettle-Nunoo ended, told the court that they had ended their case saying, “That is the end of our case.”
Mr. Justin Amenuvor, lawyer for the Electoral Commission moved to close his case in the ongoing petition hearing after cross-examining Rojo Mettle-Nunoo. He told the court that with the evidence of petitioner’s witness given during cross-examination, they “do not wish to lead any further evidence.”
“Given the evidence of the petitioner’s witnesses under cross-examination so far, of those witnesses, speaking for the 1st respondent, it is the 1st respondent’s case that we do not wish to lead any further evidence and therefore we are praying that this matter proceeds under Oder 36 Rule 43 and CI 87 rule 3 (e) 5, we hereby and on that basis close our case,” he said.