- The spokesperson for the legal team of the second respondent says he is not impressed with moves to delay the process from the petitioner’s camp
- He, thus, urged them to be serious with the case
- Mahama filed a petition before the apex court to challenge the outcome of the 2020 presidential race
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Frank Davies has chided John Mahama’s legal team for causing unnecessary delays in the ongoing election petition hearing before the Supreme Court.
According to Davies, who is the spokesperson for President Nana Akufo-Addo’s legal team in the case, the Court is a very busy place and not a place for “theatricals and drama.”
“It is a place for real hard and serious legal work,” he stated.
Davies’ remarks come on the back of a warning to Mahama by the justices of the Apex Court hearing the case that his petition will be thrown out should his legal team continue to disregard orders.
The justices led by the Chief Justices, Justice Anin Yeboah, were angry with the former president’s legal team during proceedings on Tuesday, January 26, 2021, for refusing to file witness statements as ordered.
On the day the former president was required to file the witness statements, he instead filed an application asking the Court to review its ruling after it dismissed his motion for interrogatories.
Mahama on Wednesday, December 30, 2020, filed a petition before the apex court to challenge the outcome of the presidential race.
He wants a rerun of the election between him and Akufo-Addo, stating that there was no winner contrary to the outcome declared by the Electoral Commission.
Akufo-Addo defeated him in the election to secure another four-year term; collecting 51.302% of the votes cast against the latter’s 47.359%.
In other news, YEN.com.gh reported on a quite emotional video of former first lady Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings crying at the state funeral of her late husband former president Jerry John Rawlings has popped up.
In the video sighted by YEN.com.gh, Mrs. Rawlings was walking alongside her children Zanetor and Kimathi Rawlings when she suddenly stopped and tears started rolling down her cheeks.
Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings then took a white handkerchief and wiped away her tears while her hands were trembling from the pain and sadness she was going through.
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