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I was misled by EC officers to indicator some collation sheets – Mettle-Nunoo tells Supreme Court docket

1 of the associates of the 2020 NDC Presidential Prospect at the EC’s national collation centre (Strongroom) Rojo Mettle-Nunoo suggests he was misled into certifying some regional effects.

Mr. Nunoo will on Friday be the 3rd witness of Mr. John Dramani Mahama to be cross-examined in his election petition in search of a re-run of the December 7 polls.

NDC Common Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketiah and Dr. Michael Kpessah Whyte who was also at the ‘strongroom’ have previously been cross examined.

It will be recalled that guide counsel for Mr. Mahama, Tsatsu Tsikata on Wednesday requested the court to be authorized to tackle it in chambers about a prospective witness who could not file a statement thanks to wellness fears.

The seven-member panel of Judges allowed this assembly to get put only to return and announce that the case experienced been adjourned to Friday, February 5 without the need of any more details.

JoyNews resources say this witness is Rojo Mettle-Nunoo.

A witness assertion submitted by Mr. Mettle-Nunoo has also been sighted by JoyNews.

He alleges in paragraph 11 of the assertion that he was misled by the EC officials into signing the regional collation sheet for Ashanti location.

He describes he signed the statement due to the fact there was a signature of the agent of Mr. Mahama on it. He afterwards found out that what experienced been introduced on the signed collation type was not consistent with a tally of polling station success in the Ashanti Location.

Mr. Mettle-Nunoo statements more that there had been two independent summary sheets brought to the potent room for the Jap Region.

He insists both equally could not be genuine and it is only by acquiring the originals of these paperwork that the petitioner can get clarity on particularly which a person is genuine.

He additional alleges that his crew detected problems with the Bigger Accra location outcomes.

“We noticed that the whole votes given to the petitioner which is meant to be dependent on the sum of all constituency votes, on the deal with of the regional summary sheets presented had been much less than his real complete,” he states.

He more alleges that there is a variance of 1,707 votes involving the regional summary sheets introduced to them in the sturdy and the 1 revealed on the EC’s web page and there has been no explanation for this.

He yet again can make reference to the Northern Location where by he claims two regional effects summary sheets were brought into the robust area.

One, he alleges was without having the signatures of the agents of the candidates and the other had no signature of the NDC agent but experienced been signed by the NPP, GUM, CPP, and PPP agents.

He insists it is only by getting the originals of these paperwork that there can be clarity on accurately which is the real a single from the area.

On the Western North Area, Mr. Mettle-Nunoo explained he produced a error by signing the sheet even even though Mr. Mahama’s agent experienced not signed it at the regional level.

He clarifies that he signed with out noticing the rationale Mr. Mahama’s agent experienced mentioned for not signing them.

He then corroborates the declare built by Dr. Kpessah-Whyte about the EC Chair inquiring ( or instructed as made use of by Dr. Whyte throughout cross-assessment) that they confer with their presidential candidate.

“She said incredibly straight that we ought to go and discuss with the petitioner,” he wrote.

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