Rojo Mettle Nunoo, a number one member of the opposition Nationwide Democratic Congress (NDC) has opened up in regards to the notorious ‘tea with out biscuits’ deal with he obtained from the Electoral Fee (EC) in the course of the 2020 normal elections.
Rojo was a consultant of the NDC within the EC strongroom, that’s the presidential collation middle, defending the curiosity of the celebration and its candidate John Dramani Mahama.
When Mahama went to the Supreme Court docket to problem the result of the election, Rojo was one in all three witnesses who mounted the field.
In his testimony, he revealed taking tea when he went to the workplace of the EC chairperson, Jean Mensah, to have a scheduled assembly over some considerations the NDC had.
Addressing the difficulty of ingesting tea whiles on responsibility for a vital task on the EC, he advised Citi FM (February 24) that he had no regrets taking tea and that others had been truly served strong meals.
“I’ll all the time drink tea since you stated Atta Mills was ingesting tea, Atta Mills all the time drank espresso. Now you’re saying Rojo went to the EC to drink tea. They had been serving different folks waakye and jollof and different issues.
“You didn’t ask whether or not they had been additionally consuming waakye and jollof? I drank tea, and I took solely water from the EC and had my very own tea bag,” he added.
Rojo reiterated that he had gone to see Jean Mensah who was out of her workplace consulting, “whiles I used to be there, I wanted some liquid in my throat and Kpessa-Whyte was within the strongroom.
“They provided me all these different issues (waakye, jollof) and I provided mine to the safety companies that had been there, go and discover out. I by no means touched their meals. I solely went and drank tea within the ready room to see Jean Mensah, I used to be not on a frolic,” he defended.
Rojo, as an election petition witness appeared earlier than the Supreme Court docket through video convention on account of ill-health.
The court docket unanimously dismissed the petition paving the way in which for Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to serve his second and last time period which expires in 2025.
Forward of the 2024 polls, Mahama has been tipped because the presumptive flagbearer of the NDC with one in all his foremost challengers being Dr. Kwabena Duffuor, a former Minister of Finance.
Rojo occurs to be one of many key members of the Duffuor marketing campaign staff.
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