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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Counting Of Pink Sheets Surprising –Akomea

Nana Akomea
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The Director of Communications for the New Patriotic Party (PPP,) has indicated as surprising the request by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) that an audit be conducted on the number of pink sheets submitted by the petitioners as evidence at the Supreme Court.

According to Nana Akomea, the second respondent which is the Electoral Commission (EC) and the all the nine judges of the Supreme Court have not complained that the number of pink sheets it received was short of the 11, 842 tendered by the petitioners as evidence.

He said when the EC earlier on complained of similar happening, it went for the rest of the pink sheets from the court registry.

“The NDC should have gone to the court registry to ask for the rest if they claim they have not received all the 11, 842 pink sheets the petitioners have tendered as evidence,” he noted.

He further pointed out that the counsel for the NDC, Tsatsu Tsikata, kept asking the same questions which bothered on the position of pink sheets stamp as well as duplicate and triplicate of pink sheets even though the principal witness for the petitioners, Dr, Mahamudu Bawumia, had consistently answered him that regardless of any duplications, only one was used in the final analysis.

That, he hinted might be a strategy ostensibly to delay the hearing and to create the impression that the petitioners have bloated the number of pink sheets.

Mr. Akomea also expressed serious reservations about some personnel of the National Security who he said on Thursday stormed the Supreme Court registry after the day’s hearing to take custody of pink sheets but were refused by the officials at the registry.

He questioned the motive behind that action which he said led to a confrontation between the National Security personnel and the officials at the court registry.

The Supreme Court on Thursday called for an audit of pink sheets submitted by the petitioners as evidence by the accounting firm, KPMG following a request by the Counsel of the NDC which was supported by the counsels for the EC and President John Dramani Mahama.
Source: Today

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