The Director of Legal Affairs of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Abraham Amaliba has said the party will not apologise for the 2020 election petition.
Mr. Abraham Amaliba was responding to a comment from the Director of Legal Affairs of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Gary Nimako.
Mr. Nimako demanded an apology from the NDC after the General Secretary of the party, Johnson Asiedu Nketia in a leaked tape revealed that the party did not have enough evidence to contest the 2020 general election results.
In the tape, he was heard explaining to party faithful that the Director of IT had failed to electronically collate the evidence the party needed to contest the outcome of the presidential election.
The NPP lawyer, on the back of the leaked tape, wants the NDC to apologise for “deceiving Ghanaians” that they had evidence to show that the election was rigged.
“Post-election case, there have been comments here and there that the judges have been biased against them. When indeed you know from day one that you have no evidence at all.
“With this revelation having come out to the public domain, I think Ghanaians deserve an apology from the NDC, especially from former President Mahama to apologise to Ghanaians and the court because if they knew from day one that in fact, they had no evidence at all…yet they managed to go to court with the hope that they get Jean Mensa to mount the witness box and cross-examine her.”
“They really misled Ghanaians and their supporters and the way they treated the court. They have to eat the humble pie and apologise,” he told Ernest Kojo Manu on Joy FM’s Top Story on Wednesday.
But Mr. Amaliba said the party’s decision to contest the 2020 election results was justified, thus the demand for an apology is unnecessary.
“It is uncalled for, they are looking for a twin in the NDC, they can’t get that twin and no apology is going to come from anybody in the NDC,” he said.
Speaking on Joy FM’s Top Story on Wednesday, Mr. Amaliba said the decision to contest the election results was because the EC boss’ results were inconsistent.
“We did not come there with pink sheet, we are challenging the collated results by the EC and how come those figures kept changing,” he told Ernest Kojo Manu.
The NDC’s Director of Legal Affairs said the party’s strategy was to use the EC boss as the main witness because she was the sole “custodian” of the results.
“She is the custodian of all those documents including the pink sheet, why? because in Techiman South didn’t we send our pink sheet and the EC brought a different pink sheet and the numbers did not tally and they are not in unison and the judge said that he will rely on the EC’s pink sheet?,” he asked.
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