The Supreme Court election petition tango hopefully has ended, that is if hints being dropped about by New Patriotic Party’s Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie aka Sir John, of a likely review application is held to have been said in haste.
When we asked our readers to rate which of 12 principal actors in the petition hearing was their favourite, Stephen Atubiga of the National Democratic Congress took bottom spot, pipped to that position by his co-contemnor and the only Sir John Ghana has come to know.
Atubiga raked in only 6 votes or 0.06% of the 1070 total votes when the poll closed at 10am on Tuesday. Sir John had 16 votes, or 1.5%, same as Electoral Commission lawyer James Quashie-Idun also at 16 votes.
The poll ran from Thursday, August 29 to Tuesday, September 3 with the first vote at 4pm on August 29 and the last on Tuesday at 10:02am.
NDC lawyer Tsatsu Tsikata turned out the top favourite, claiming a total of 321 votes or 30%, followed by his main adversary at the Supreme Court, Philip Addison with 230 votes or 21.5%. Presiding judge, Justice William Atuguba was third at 185 votes or 17.3%, and star witness for the petitioners, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia following suit with 138 votes/12.9%.
‘On the surface of the pink sheet’ Asiedu Nketiah aka General Mosquito; ‘Gbeshi’ lawyer Ayikoi Otoo and ‘Intermeddler Amicus’ Amekudzie followed in that order, trailed also by Tony Lithur and Dr. Afari-Gyan.
Our next poll is asking what use Ghanaian politicians put political power to. Cast your ballot now!