Blame yourselves for abandoning your role in the strongroom – SC to Kpessa-Whyte, Mettle-Nunoo

The justices of the supreme court have told witnesses of Mr John Dramani Mahama in the election petition, Mr Rojo Mettle Nunoo and Dr Michael Kpessa-Whyte to blame themselves for abandoning their duties in the strong room during the final collation of the election results if their claims are to be believed.

Mr Rojo Mettle Nunoo

During proceedings the two witnesses told the court that they were sent by the Chair of the Electoral Commission (EC) to Mr Mahama at the time of the collation of the final results in the strong room. In their absence the results were then announced.

Delivering the judgment on Thursday March 4 the court said “…Notwithstanding all these  allegations of misunderstandings  with the chair of the 1st respondent  in the strong room and the fact that they were absent  during the declaration , they did not give any  indication as to how  these happenings  in their absence affected the final  results announced by  the 1st Respondent.

Dr Michael Kpessa-Whyte

“Having signed or certified these forms, the witnesses, particularly PW 3 cannot turn round to talk about irregularities in the forms.

“The testimonies would have carried some  little weight if the purpose of the petition was to change  entries made on the collation  forms or summary sheets but that is not the case.

“Their testimonies were therefore of no relevance to the said issues set out for determination and so we find them unworthy for consideration whatsoever.

“In fact, regarding the testimonies of PW2 and PW3 , if their evidence is to be  believed then they had to blame themselves  for abandoning their post  at the national collation centre  at the time the verification  and certification of the results were ongoing and PW3 had then verified and certified  the regional collation results out of the 16.”

Source: 3news

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