Professor Ransford Gyampo, a political; science lecturer at the University of Ghana, Legon, has questioned the availability of the astute private legal practitioner, Lawyer Philip Addison, at the Supreme Court in defending the NPP as the National Democratic prepares to seek redress on Wednesday, December 30, 2020.
The National Democratic Congress is putting together a formidable legal team who will be able to represent them properly at the Supreme Court.
It could be recalled that Lawyer Philip Addison was the lead counsel for the New Patriotic Party’s Nana Akuffo Addo, Dr. Bawumia, and the former Party Chairman, the late Jake Obestebi Lamptey during the famous 2012 election petition at the Supreme Court.
Taking to his Facebook page, Professor Gyampo wrote;
“I have seen the galaxy of NDC legal brains heading to the Supreme Court over the 2020 elections.
“Will thefierce and competent Philip Addison be there for the NPP? Dude wasn’t fairly treated after his service to the NPP in the 2013 election petition.”
According to Professor Gyampo, the NPP did not treat Lawyer Addison well considering the plethora of help he had meted out to the party.
A member of the NDC legal team and member of the Parliament-elect of the South Dayi Constituency, Hon. Rockson-Nelson Etse Kwami Dafeamekpor in a recent interview revealed that the NDC is going to the Supreme Court to seek redress on the election results.
“Whatever result declaration that have been made must be in accordance with the CI 127, it is as simple as that.”
He added that;
“it will take a court of law to do that. So somebody has to complain that the law has not been complied with and that is what the NDC is doing. So we will go to court, we have made that clear.
“Certainly by Wednesday all these matters will be placed before the court. We are suing the presidential as well.”
Mrs. Jean Mensa on December 9 declared Nana Akuffo Addo as president-elect but former President and flagbearer of the NDC, Mr. John Dramani Mahama rejected the results claiming it was fabricated to subvert the will of the people, which the NDC will not accept to happen.