JOHN DRAMANI MAHAMA
V.
ELECTORAL COMMISSION AND ADDO DANKWA AKUFO-ADDO

(2021) JELR 109017 (SC)    
Supreme Court  ·  J1/5/2021 ·  29 Jan 2021 ·  Ghana
CORAM
YEBOAH (CJ) (PRESIDING), APPAU J.S.C, MARFUL-SAU J.S.C, AMEGATCHER J.S.C, PROF. KOTEY J.S.C, OWUSU J.S.C, TORKORNOO J.S.C
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pleadings
sgd
justice of the supreme court
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witness statement
court
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paragraph
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statements
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witness
witness statement of pw1
2nd respondents
anin yeboah
attack
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chairperson of the 1st respondent
chief justice
chief of johnson asiedu nketia
counsel
end
end of that paragraph
evidence
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m. owusu
mr. akoto ampaw
mr. johnson asiedu nketiah
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prof. n. a. kotey
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secrecy
s. k. marful-sau
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EVIDENCE-IN CHIEF OF JOHNSON ASIEDU NKETIA 

The Petitioner’s representative S.O.B in English.

I am Johnson Aseidu Nketia. I have filed a Witness Statement on behalf of the Petitioner. I wish to adopt the Witness Statement as the one l have filed.

Mr. Akoto Ampaw – We are objecting to some of the paragraphs in the Witness Statements on these grounds: 

1. Not based on the Pleadings. 

2. Unduly prejudiced and are scandalous. 

Refers to paragraph 21 and submits that it is not based on the pleadings. X X X X X

BY COURT - RULING 

The 1st and 2nd Respondents have raised objections to parts of the Witness Statement of Mr. Johnson Asiedu Nketiah who has been sworn in as PW1. 

The objections to those paragraphs, precisely paragraphs 21, 6, 7, 25, 26, 28, 30, 32, 33 and 37. Both Counsel based their objections to the paragraphs in the Witness Statement of PW1 on two grounds - 

(a) That some of the paragraph under attack were not based on the pleadings on record.

(b) Some of the statements are unduly sca…

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