A deputy Communications Director of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Yaw Buaben Asamoa, has expressed happiness with the Supreme Court for setting April 16, 2013 as the commencement date for the trial of a petition filed against results of the December 7/8 Election.
He, however, expressed reservation about the acceptance of the joinder application filed by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) during the three-month preliminary hearing.
Mr Buaben Asamoa, who is a legal practitioner, was speaking on TV3’s News @ 10 on Tuesday.
“I am not entirely satisfied,” he said.
“I think the decision to join the NDC was a little difficult,” he indicated.
According to him, a petition like the one filed by Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia and Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey in “settling a power vacuum” should have been given so crucial a consideration that “some issues” should have been overlooked.
“Time would not have been wasted,” he added.
He cited the appearance of the over 300 NDC witnesses in court as waste of two weeks since those persons did not add anything to the trial.
He congratulated the nine-judge panel for narrowing the mode of trial down to two.
“The mode of trial regarding the affidavit is fantastic,” he emphasized.
The Supreme Court has scheduled to begin hearing next two weeks.
It will find out whether there were anomalies, irregularities and omissions during the 2012 elections and determine whether those irregularities and omissions, if any, affected the results.