Again, the witness was unable to tell the court what number of valid votes President Akufo-Addo had received in the election, even though Mr. Mahama had lodged a petition questioning the fact that none of the candidates running in the election met the threshold of more than 50% of the total valid votes to be declared the winner, as the EC did on December 9, 2020.
Responding to a query from Justice Appau, Mr. Asiedu Nketia told the court, “My Lord, I did not bring this figure to court.”
“Justice Apau then asked, “From your own calculations, to your knowledge, what were the valid votes cast for the petitioner (Mr. Mahama)? ”
Justice Appau asked Mr Nketia that day, “What figures did the second respondent (Nana Akufo-Addo) make from your own calculations?”
But in court on Wednesday, Mr Tsikata who was moving a motion for inpection of document from the EC said that question asked Mr Nketia was irrelevant.
According to counsel, the application before the court was premised on declaration made by the Electoral Commission using different figures and Mr Nketia is not the returning officer of the EC.
In his response, Justice Appau said “that is your opinion and you can keep that to yourself.”