There was a clash between the lead counsel for the NDC and one of the panel on the 2012 Election petition brought to the Supreme court by Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo, Jake Otanka Obetsebi Lamptey and Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.
Mr. Tsikata said Justice Anin Yeboah who was among the minority side that thought the petitioners had a case, consistently took an opposing stance against the NDC’s arguments and positions, as far as the case was concerned, from the onset which he said did not surprise him.
Justice Anin Yeboah, according to the NDC lawyer, was appointed to the Supreme Court by former President John Agyekum Kufuor of the NPP, tagging him as an NPP judge.
Mr. Tsikata expressed his concerns when he spoke on TV3’s Hot Issues program hosted by Kwesi Pratt.
Asked by Pratt if he was surprised that three of the nine Judges consistently voted against the respondents in three of the six pleadings of the petitioners as far as the final verdict of the case pronounced on Thursday was concerned, Mr. Tsikata said: ” I’ll tell you very frankly that it didn’t surprise me that Justice Anin Yeboah was consistently in that group.
I mean he has been consistently against even the NDC being joined as a party and consistently in Court, I mean, it was quite clear that he was taking positions against everything that was put forward from our side. I mean, there was a very consistent way,” Mr. Tsikata observed.