Veteran Journalist and Managing Editor of The Insight Newspaper, Kwesi Pratt Jnr., believes “pink sheets” are not the only form of evidence that a political party can adduce in court to back claims of an electoral fraud.
To him, eventhough pink sheets can be considered as ‘election bible’, factual evidence in the form of visuals which show figures of the elections being tampered with to aid the incumbent, cannot also be discounted.
He was responding to calls by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) on the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to proceed to the legal arena instead of just making sentimental pronouncements and back claims that it (opposition party) won the majority of seats in parliament and the presidency in the December 7 polls with pink sheet evidence.
“I have heard so many people who’ve come up and say if you have any problem go and bring your pink sheets. I don’t think that is a correct attitude,” he opined.
Court can’t always resolve election disputes
According to the veteran journalist, the idea of political parties seeking legal redress in electoral disputes is ‘not always the best’.
“Yes, political parties may decide to go to court, but I submit, submit seriously that it is not only the court which can help us resolve the matter before us. Even auditing firms can help us to establish the true state of the results released by the EC,” he pontificated.
Source: Peace FM Online