Accra, Jan. 30, GNA- Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketia, the General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has denied at the Supreme Court that he had told the whole world that John Dramani Mahama won the Election 2020.
According to him he never stated at a press Conference that Mr. Mahama won the elections.
Answering questions under cross examination by Mr Akoto Ampaw, counsel for the second respondent (Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo) at the Election 2020 Petition hearing, the General Secretary of the NDC said “My Lords, that was not in my witness statement”.
Mr Asiedu admitted that his Party held several press conferences after the elections noting that the Petitioner asserted that the results of the Electoral Commission was not accurate.
He said he made it clear to the public that the NDC had won majority seats in Parliament and same would give the Petitioner upper hand in the presidential results.
Mr Apaw pointed out to the witness that a video of what he had told the whole world was on a pen drive and he wanted it to be played in court since the witness had been evasive.
Mr Ampaw said he wanted to establish the credibility of the witness in the box.
Counsel for Nana Addo therefore put in an oral application seeking leave of the court to have the pen drive played, adding, they were ready to assist the court to ensure that same was played in court.
The seven member panel, which did not make room for the playing of the video on pen drive hence adjourned the matter to Monday, February 1.
The adjournment would afford the court to get relevant equipment so the court would have access to the video on the pen drive.
Earlier on Mr Aseidu Nketia was given a calculator to make some additions and subtractions of the 2020 Election Results. The way, the General Secretary handled the calculator set audience in the court room laughing.
During an earlier cross-examination by Mr Justine Amenuvor, lawyer for the First Respondent, the Electoral Commission (EC), the General Secretary calculated some figures to make his case.
Mr Mahama in his Petition, had selected the General Secretary of the NDC and another member of the NDC, Dr Michael Kpessah-Whyte, who was in the EC strong room to testify in the case.
As part of Mr Asiedu Nketia’s witness statement, he had indicated that there had never been any election in which EC had admitted a catalogue of errors than in the 2020 presidential elections.
“In all previous Presidential Elections, results collated at each constituency collation centre were transmitted directly by fax from first Respondent’s regional offices (without collation), to what is usually referred to as the ‘strong room’ at its head office in Accra, and handed over to the representatives of the candidates, for them to scrutinize and then certify.
“In those previous Presidential Elections, when first Respondent declared the final results, they were based on the collated results from the constituencies, which were duly certified by representatives of the candidates in the strong room,” Mr Asiedu Nketia said in his witness statement