Tsikata Didn’t Want To Handle 2020 Election Petition Because It Was Empty – Asiedu Nketia

Tsikata Didn’t Want To Handle 2020 Election Petition Because It Was Empty – Asiedu Nketia



The General Secretary of National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia, has revealed that the party’s longstanding lawyer, Tsatsu Tsikata, had initial qualms about NDC’s 2020 election petition. According to him, the respected legal practitioner first doubted the substance of the case, even though he eventually


represented the party in the case. Speaking in what is believed to be a recording of a leaked address to some party faithful, Asiedu Nketia said Mr. Tsikata’s initial hesitance was due to the fact that the collated results supervised by the party’s National Chairman was poorly done. He said the NDC had no collated results, and thus



Mr Tsikata rejected the first set of documentation which the party was seeking to rely on to challenge the Electoral Commission’s declaration in Court. Speaking in the local Twi dialect, he said, The collated results which were given to me was nothing to write home about. If I had presented it in any court, I would have been



embarrassed. He continued, So we consulted Tsatsu Tsikata on the matter. The following day, he returned our documents; stating that if this is what we have, then we have no case and that he cannot represent the party, so we should look for another lawyer, Asiedu Nketia revealed. In his remarks, ‘General Mosquito’ further



alleged that the NDC’s National Chairman, Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, was the brain behind the party’s inability to effectively collate its results. He said the system Mr Ofosu-Ampofo brought was not effective, and broke down midway into the collation. This, he said, subsequently affected his role as the party’s star witness



in the 2020 election petition hearing.He however assured his audience that the perennial lapses with the party’s collation of election results will be a thing of the past if he is elected as the NDC’s next Chairman. The disclosure by the NDC stalwart has so far been met with mixed reactions by the general public as well as members of



the NDC in particular. The revelations appear to have sparked an uneasy calm in the NDC, with some party members accusing him of divulging sensitive information in his parochial bid to unseat Mr. Ofosu-Ampofo. According to his critics, his comments were in bad taste, as they can breed mistrust and irreconcilable



difference in the party, even after the upcoming polls on Saturday. His sympathisers have however applauded him for his truthful and bold revelations which they believe can set the tone for healthy reforms for the party in the future. Currently, Mr. Ofosu Ampofo’s role as the NDC’s National Chairman is being threatened by the decision of the party’s General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia to unseat him.