- According to Kpessa-Whyte and Mettle Nunoo, they were instructed to leave the strong room during the national collation
- In a new video played in Court, Mac Manu was heard saying they had left their belongings
- President Akufo-Addo won the elections
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The videotape in which the campaign director of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) appears to have given some credence to the claims by witnesses of John Dramani Mahama in the ongoing election petition trial was played in Court today, Monday, February 8, 2021.
Mahama’s second and third witnesses in the trial, Dr. Michael Kpessa-Whyte and Rojo Mettle-Nunoo claimed in their witness statements that they were tricked into leaving the EC’s Strong Room, moments before the declaration of the 2020 presidential results.
According to them, the Chairperson of the EC, Jean Mensa, instructed them to go and consult the former president regarding disputes they had with some of the results trooping in from the regions.
The EC boss, they said in their statements, informed them that the reason she wanted them to consult the former president was also for all the stakeholders including the NPP, Peace Council, and others to be invited to “ensure that we had a credible result before the announcement.”
But, moments after their departure, the EC boss went ahead to announce the results of the elections.
MacManu in the video which was played in Court was heard saying that: "I think they will come because their laptops are here.”
Still on YEN.com.gh, a spokesperson Mahama’s legal team, Dr. Dominic Ayine said he finds the un-seriousness with which the NPP is taking the ongoing election petition trial troubling.
“This is a very serious matter, and our friends in the NPP are behaving as if there is nothing at stake,” the former Deputy Attorney General and Justice Minister stated.
Jean Mensa, the Chairperson of EC, has since her December 9 declaration of the presidential results had multiple threats on her life, Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko disclosed.
The disclosure by the founder of the Danquah Institute and leading member of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) was in reaction to comments by the president and founder of IMANI Africa, Franklin Cudjoe, on the security beef up around the EC boss.
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