Election Petition will be over by “first week in July” – Lawyer

The Election Petition will be over by the first week in July, Dr Maurice Ampaw, President of the Legal Advocacy Foundation has predicted.

He also conjectured that Tsatsu Tsikata, the lead counsel of the third respondent, will be done with his cross-examination by Wednesday, May 22, 2013.

Speaking on TV3’s Midday Live on Friday, Dr Ampaw indicated that the judges’ adaptation in hearing will see proceedings expedited.

“The judges are now managing the case very well,” he told Portia Solomon.

“They are looking at the relevance of the questions [posed during cross-examination],” he observed.

Dr Ampaw noted that keenness of the judges to prevent counsel from repeating questions will see the case over and done with by July.

Many have criticized Mr Tsikata for “delaying” the process with his cross-examination and by Dr Ampaw’s prediction, Wednesday will be his 14th day of interrogation.

He pointed out that Mr Tsatsu as a lawyer wants to puncture evidence submitted by the second petitioner and so: “We should not try to gag him”.