The General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress, Johnson Aseidu Nketia and a Senior lecturer of the University of Ghana and NDC representative at the Electoral Commission’s strongroom in the December elections, Mr Micheal Kpessah Whytes have been identified as witnesses in the ongoing election petition.
The two were identified as witnesses by the petitioner and the 2020 Presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama in a witness statement filed on Wednesday, January 27.
“My name is Johnson Aseidu Nketia and I lived at No. C/3 Community 13, Tema in the Greater Accra Region of the Republic of Ghana.
I am the General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress(NDC), the political party on whose ticket petitioner contested as candidate for the office of the President in the Presidential Elections held on 7th December 2020. I testify in support of petitioner’s case as contained in his petition,” the witness statement by Mr Aseidu Nketia reads.
The filing of the witness statement followed a directive from the apex court of Ghana on Tuesday, January 26 to the petitioners to file their statements or risk facing possible sanctions which could include dismissal of the case brought before it.
The directive was after the petitioners failed to file their witness statement on January 20, as ordered by the court.