John Dramani Mahama has filed a witness statement from one of National Democratic Congress’ agents at Electoral Commission (EC) headquarters, Robert Joseph Mettle Nunoo, who is expected to testify as his third witness in the ongoing election petition.
Mr. Mettle-Nunoo has become critical in the petition after the second witness, Dr. Michael Kpessa Whyte, during his cross-examination, said the former minister was instructed by the Chairperson of the EC, Jean Mensa, to go and consult with Mr. Mahama over some grievances.
This led to them being absent from the National Collation Centre when the election results were declared.
He is also set to be cross-examined by counsels of the EC and President Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the Second Respondent, having filed the witness statement today, Thursday, February 4, 2021, in support of the Petitioner.
Mr. Mettle-Nunoo together with Dr. Kpessa Whyte were agents for the Petitioner on Election Day and were responsible for review and certification of the presidential election results in accordance with regulations spelt out in CI 127.
In his witness statement chronicling some of the major events that occurred in the Strong Room, he categorically stated that Mrs. Mensa, who doubles as the sole Returning Officer of the presidential election, “did not perform the duties she was supposed to perform in order to be able to declare a winner of the election as she attempted to do.”