Election petition: If you don’t have facts, don’t go to court - Koku Anyidoho mocks NDC
-Koku Anyidoho believes the case presented before the Supreme Court by John Mahama is not strong enough
-Mahama petitioned the Court, challenging the outcome of the 2020 presidential polls
-He believes there was no victor and a rerun must be held
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Former Deputy General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Koku Anyidoho, has questioned the strength of John Dramani Mahama's case in the ongoing election petition trial.
He said this in a tweet in reaction to the thoroughness of President Akufo-Addo’s lead counsel, Akoto Ampaw, in exposing deficiencies in Mahama’s case during cross-examination of petitioner’s first witness, John Asiedu Nketia.
“If you don't have a balcony, do not make a monkey your pet: if you don't have facts to back your case, do not go to court oooo!,” Anyidoho tweeted.
The founder of the Atta Mills Institute has in recent times been a thorn in the flesh of the hierarchy of the umbrella fraternity.
Mahama filed a petition before the Apex Court to challenge the outcome of the 2020 presidential race.
He wants a rerun to be conducted between him and President Akufo-Addo.
Akufo-Addo defeated Mahama in the election to secure another four-year term; collecting 51.302% of the votes cast against the latter’s 47.359%.
The votes difference between the two candidates stood at 517, 231, representing a four percentage point, one of the highest since 1996.
This latest tweet of his was met with mixed reactions—where some praised him for his candour and others slammed him for being a hypocrite.
Below are some of the reactions as compiled by YEN.com.gh…
@dell_weezy: Attention seeker. We won't give you one
@Pinocchio1957: You would have flopped NDC if you were the general secretary. God knew why I didn't win Face with tears of joy... You will soon be recognized as a prodigal son. It is a matter of time
@OD443477108: Hard truth champion. Dem go come tell the weak-minded dat the judges have taken a bribe. Lol. Face with tears of joy. Face with tears of joy. Face with tears of joy
@Mallamatah: Ajeii, any idiot can go to court ampa Face with tears of joy face with tears of joy
@NbonwuraK: He who alleges must prove! He who broadcast the funeral of a blind man's father must lead him to the graveyard! @OfficialNDCGh Gen. Secretary alias General Mosquito (Mathematician) told @JDMahama the election was flawed and now can't prove it.
Meanwhile, Asiedu Nketia maintained that “every evidence” pointed to the victory of the former president in the December 2020 presidential election.
He made the remark after videotapes of him and other functionaries of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) including Mahama were played during the trial hearing.
The party functionaries including the former president claimed victory in the 2020 general elections contrary to the figures announced by the Electoral Commission (EC).
“My Lords, I implied that I expected President Mahama to win the elections. Every evidence was pointing at president Mahama’s victory,” he told the Court.
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