Henry Nana Boakye, a spokesperson for the 2nd respondent, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has heaped praises on the decision by the Supreme Court to dismiss the application filed the petitioner to have access to some documents of the Electoral Commission in regards to the 2020 election.
Speaking on Neat FM, the National Youth Organizer of the New Patriotic Party stated that it would have been a waste of time to inspect the EC’s documents had the court granted the request made by the petitioner’s lawyers.
“Mahama’s lawyers wanted to use the backdoor by using the court processes to find evidence. It appears they don’t have evidence but the court rejected it. They were not looking for just six documents, they were looking for over 500 documents. It would have been a waste of time for the court to grant that application. They were not going to inspect the document, based on which they were going to call another witness. It would have been a waste of time and it shows that they are not prepared”, he said.
The Petitioner was asking the court to grant his request in order to have access to the originals of the Regional Presidential Elections Results Collation (forms 11), originals of the Regional Presidential Election Results Summary Sheets (forms 12) .
However, on Wednesday, February 3, 2021, the court unanimously rejected the motion on the basis that the counsel for the petitioner could not deny having the very documents they sought to inspect.