President of the Legal Advisory Foundation Dr. Maurice Ampaw, has said, 1st Petitioner in the just ended election petition, Nana Akuffo Addo, could be sidelined in the decision to seek a review if the other petitioners wanted to do so.
Nana Akuffo Addo, in what appears to be a solo move, declared the intentions of the NPP not to seek a judicial review hours after the judgment was delivered by the Supreme Court on August 29.
There have been speculations that top executives of the party are unhappy with the decision not to seek a review and have gone ahead to set up a 3 member committee to study the judgment and advice the National Executive Committee over whether or not to seek a review.
Speaking on Joy News Current Affairs program PM Express, Dr. Maurice Ampaw said; even though Nana Akuffo Addo, the presidential candidate for the NPP has come out with his stand on the possible review, since there were three petitioners who filed the case, any one of them can choose to pursue a review with the full support of the party.
He also stated that Nana Addo’s decision not to go for a review may have been made out of pressure or without a clear understanding of the verdict given by the supreme court judges; and he’s confident, Nana Addo will not change his mind. But if he does change his mind, Dr. Ampaw said Nana Addo would certainly be within his legal rights.
“What the party can do is to allow Nana that peace of mind, he is the one who went to court and there is so much pressure on him, so Nana go and sit down. Now let’s look at the judgement and if we think review will help then Jake can go.” he said.