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Blacklist Sir John, Asiedu Nketia - O.B. Amoah advises media

BY: Enoch Darfah Frimpong

Akwapim South Member of Parliament,  Mr Osei Bonsu Amoah, has cautioned the General Secretaries of the National Democratic Congress and the New Patriotic Party against making unguarded remarks on the ongoing hearing of the 2012 election petition at the Supreme Court.

Mr Amoah described some of the remarks of Johnson Asiedu Nketia and Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie (aka “Sir John) as needless, warning that their comments could lead to a mockery of the judicial process.

The two have been speaking to the media on the first two days of the court’s hearing of the substantive case.

They bantered on Asempa FM’s political show 'Ekosii Sen? last Wednesday, as they analysed proceedings in court and, in the process, called themselves names.

The MP believes that this could send negative signals to their supporters and heighten tension.

Speaking on Adom TV’s 'Badwam' programme yesterday the former Sports Minister urged the media to blacklist the two men from further commenting on the court proceedings.

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The flag bearer of the opposition New Patroitic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo, his running mate,  Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, and Chairman, Jake Obetsebi Lamptey, are challenging the proclamation of President John Dramani Mahama as winner of the 2012 December elections.

They are alleging that the elections were fraudulently procured to favour Mr John Mahama.

The court, on Wednesday, adjourned hearing to Thursday, April 18, after the running mate of the NPP in the 2012 election, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, had given his evidence.