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KPMG holds inaugural meeting with parties involved in Election Petition
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KPMG holds inaugural meeting with parties involved in Election Petition

The referee appointed to audit pink sheet exhibits provided to the court by petitioners in the ongoing presidential election petition had its inaugural meeting with the parties involved in the case on Tuesday.

Five officials of KPMG met with lead counsel of the four parties in the petition together with two representatives each from the parties to discuss the modalities which will underpin the audit.

Justice William Atuguba with the consent of the parties appointed KPMG to audit the pinks sheets after the Respondents challenged the figures provided by the petitioners.

Tsatsu Tsikata said they do not have a total of 11,842 pink sheets as petitioners would have the court believe.

Members of his legal team put the total number of exhibits in the custody of the third Respondent as ranging between 7,000-8000, a figure the petitioners have disputed.

Joy News’ Court correspondent Anny Osabutey has learnt that Tuesday’s inaugural meeting which was held behind closed doors had the parties discussing the modalities under which the audit will be conducted.

He learnt also that the issue of the cost of auditing did not come up in the meeting even though it is expected to be crucial part of the auditing process.

It is still not clear if there are timelines for the conclusion of the auditing process.

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