Lead Counsel for the Electoral Commission (EC), Justin Amenuvor on Monday February 8 moved to close his case in the ongoing election petition hearing.
His request comes after the cross examination of the third witness of the petitioner, Rojo Mettle Nunoo at Monday’s hearing.
According to Mr Amenuvor, the evidence of the witnesses who have so far testified is enough and they do not want to lead any further evidence.
“Given the evidence of the petitioner’s witnesses under cross examination so far, of those witnesses, speaking for the 1st respondent, it is the 1st respondent’s case that we do not wish to lead any further evidence and therefore we are praying that this matter proceeds under Oder 36 Rule 43 and CI 87 rule 3 (e) 5, we hereby and on that basis close our case.”
Lead Counsel for the petitioner, Tsatsu Tsikata however objected to the move by lawyer for the 1st Respondent.
The court will hear arguments of counsels concerning the issue tomorrow.