—For Amending Bloody Techiman South Parliamentary Petition
The High Court in Wenchi which is hearing the 2020 Parliamentary election petition by the Parliamentary Candidate for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has awarded a cost of Ghc4000 against the petitioner.
Mr. Christopher Beyere Baasongti was told that his decision to amend his case by filing new motions inflicted cost on the Defendant, the New Patriotic Party (NPP)’s Martin Adjei Korsah and therefore should pay for the inconvenience.
The NDC PC’s lawyer, Justin Pwavra Teriwajah, has sought leave of the court, during a case management conference on 1st June, to file five motions.
The motions include a Notice for leave to file and serve Supplementary Witness Statement; Notice for an order setting down the main issue for preliminary determination; Motion on Notice for appointment of court expert and for discovery and inspection of the infamous election declaration documents popularly called the “Pink Sheet”
However, at the sitting on Monday, the Judge, Justice Frederick A.W.K Nawurah announced that, although the Petitioner served the motions on the 4th of June, 2021, the Registry furnished him with the same together with the Respondents responses on 17th June, 2021.
Consequently, he could only rule on the motion to amend the parliamentary election petition.
In that motion, the Petitioner is seeking to amend the proper election figures from; Martin Korsah – 50, 013; Chris Beyere – 50, 306, to; Martin Korsah – 50, 118; Chris Beyere – 50, 376.
The court ruled that the motion to amend the Petition is a right of the Petitioner recognized by law and accordingly granted it.
The court said the remaining motions w will be considered on 30th June 2021.