2020 Election petition: Dr. Kpessa-Whyte mounts dock today

A former executive director of the National Service Secretariat, Dr Michael Kpessa-Whyte is expected to mount the dock at the Supreme Court today, Tuesday, 2 February 2021, to testify in the ongoing election petition in which former President John Mahama is challenging the validity of the 2020 presidential results declared by the Electoral Commission.

Dr Kpessa-Whyte is the second witness for Mr Mahama, who is the petitioner in the case.

On Monday, 1 February, the court discharged Mr Mahama’s first witness, Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketia, who is the General Secretary of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) following his cross-examination by lawyers of the first and second respondents – the Electoral Commission and President Nana Akufo-Addo.

The Supreme Court will later today, Tuesday, February 2, 2021, continue the hearing of the 2020 Election Petition case filed by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) presidential candidate, John Dramani Mahama.

Dr Kpessa-Whyte was one of the NDC’s Strong Room observers during the 7 December 2020 polls.

A few hours to the declaration of the presidential results on 9 December 2020 by the Chairperson of the election management body, Mrs Jean Mensa, Dr Kpessa-Whyte had told the media that there was ballot-stuffing in the Ashanti Region – the stronghold of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP).

He claimed his party detected some extra 390,000 ballots in the region overnight.