How Do You Allow Yourself To Be Deceived – Nana B To Kpessa- Whyte

How Do You Allow Yourself To Be Deceived – Nana B To Kpessa- Whyte

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National Youth Organizer for the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) Henry Nana Boakye also known as Nana B has indicated that Dr. Kpessa-Whyte’s testimony in court depicts his incompetence.

According to him, as a trained agent of John Dramani Mahama and the NDC which has been cynical  about the Electoral Commission and its Chairperson, it comes as a shock that the University of Ghana lecturer will claim to have been instructed by the same person the NDC doesn’t trust.

To Nana B, the cock and bull story does not add up and if he were Dr. Kpessa-Whyte he would have bowed his head in shame and would never have exposed such incompetence to his superiors who had sent him to do a job.

“Even how you allowed yourself to be deceived, your people should be angry at you. Someone like me so if I’m sent on duty to do something and I later come and say I was deceived by the person I was sent to…I mean it doesn’t gel.

He continued “for someone who has been trained on the electoral laws and is an academic, to say he was deceived. You don’t even say this to your people. It’s a privileged position for you to be the agent of the flagbearer of the largest opposition party so if you come and tell your people that you were deceived by the very EC you have organized several press conferences against her, how do you allow yourself to be deceived by this same woman”.

Dr Michael Kpessa-Whyte, the second witness for John Mahama in the on-going election petition hearing, told the Supreme Court on Tuesday, February 2, 2021, that Jean Mensa instructed him and Rojo Mettle Nunoo to leave the Commission’s strongroom to go and confer with John Mahama on some election-related issues and return before the declaration of the presidential results.

Dr Kpessa-Whyte, while being cross-examined by the Electoral Commission’s counsel, Justin Amenuvor, said that it cannot be said that his narrative of the happenings on the night of the declaration of the results was a concoction.

“I have no reason for lying. When we were leaving the room, I informed in the open room to the hearing of everybody that we were instructed by the Chairperson of the EC to go and consult with our flagbearer who is the petitioner on the basis of our observations and, therefore, she was going to make sure that she sends a rider to bring us back to the Strong Room because of the potential of traffic then. Therefore, when we finish the process, then the results will be announced,” narrated Kpessa-Whyte.

Justin Amenuvor in his cross-examination sought to prove that Mr Kpessa-Whyte and Rojo Mettle Nunoo were never instructed by Jean Mensa to leave the EC strongroom but rather left on their own volition.

From the witness, he confirmed that Dr Kpessa-Whyte did not personally hear from the EC Chairperson but got the information from Rojo Mettle Nunoo who rather spoke with the Chairperson of the EC.

Dr Kpessa-Whyte added in his testimony that they left their laptops in the EC strong room and moved in one car to John Mahama’s residence only to return after 40 minutes to meet the strongroom deserted with the election results already declared.

“On the basis of this, when we were leaving the place, we left our laptops. We left in only one vehicle. I left my vehicle in the premises of the Electoral Commission. Why would we leave our laptops and our working tools in the place if we were actually not instructed to go? Indeed, we returned to the place in about 45 minutes to one hour only to [see] the strong room completely deserted and everything packed out,” Kpessa-Whyte said.