A member of the National Democratic Congress’s (NDC’s) legal team Victor Adawudu has rubbished reports that the nine new applications filed by NDC party members was a deliberate ploy to delay court proceedings.
The NDC has been accused of tasking its constituency executives across the country to influence supporters using money so as to enable them append their signatures to the joinder applications to be sent to the Supreme Court.
However speaking on Eyewitness News, Mr. Adawudu, the party members were going as citizens and voters but not as the NDC.
“How can we say it is a ploy by the NDC? The joinder applications were filed by people who are citizens and whose rights are recognised by the constitution under Article 2 and 42. They are coming as citizens and voters who want their votes to be counted,” he stated.
Mr. Adawudu further mentioned, “…what will be the benefit if the NDC says it is responsible for the plot? I don’t see any benefits unlike the Apaloo case that benefitted everybody even though he went as citizen.”
The filing of the 9 applications for joinders, which was done on Monday, 4th March, 2013 at the Registry of the Supreme
Court has been described as being part of the grand scheme by the NDC to delay the case being heard at the Supreme Court.
The case for the 9 separate applications for joinders will be heard on the 14th of March. The 14th of March will also see the Supreme Court hearing the petitioners’ motion seeking directions for the continuation of the Supreme Court case.