General News of Sunday, 6 January 2013
Source: citi fm
It has emerged that one of the top notch lawyers of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Tsatsu Tsikata will be leading President John Mahama’s team of lawyers to contest the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) petition at the Supreme Court.
Mr. Tsikata will be joined by other lawyers including Tony Lithur, former Chief of Staff, Nana Ato Dadzie, and Domnic Ayine who will be part of the NDC’s own legal team seeking to join the NPP’s petition at the court.
The NPP is contesting the 2012 Presidential election results which saw the Presidential candidate of the NDC, President John Mahama emerge as the winner of the elections.
According to the NPP, the elections were rigged in favour of the ruling NDC with the help of some Electoral Commission Officers.
The party has since filed a petition at the Supreme Court to contest the Presidential election results.
A Deputy Finance Minister, Fiifi Kwettey who disclosed the team of lawyers on Citi FM’s News and Current Affairs programme, The Big Issue stated that the NPP is bound to lose in court because their case is lacking logical flow.
He quoted Mr. Tsikata as saying; the NPP’s petition is factually empty, legally pathetic, poor in arithmetic and poorer in logic.
“It takes people who have absolutely unprecedented probity in arithmetic to come out with fact that Ledzokuku had 67,000 for President John Mahama when the whole world knew that John Mahama had 53,000.”
He added that there is evidence of poor in arithmetic in the petition the NPP filed at the Supreme Court because “how many people voted in Ghana? They came up with 14 million people.”