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NDC to appeal ‘untenable’ Techiman South election petition ruling



The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has rejected the ruling of the Wenchi High Court on the Techiman South Parliamentary election petition.


The High Court on Wednesday dismissed the election petition filed by the NDC

In a ruling, the judge held that the petitioner failed to convince the court with facts to substantiate the allegations raised in the petition.

The court further awarded a cost of GHS100,000.00 against the petitioner to be shared equally between the NPP MP Martin Adjei Korsah and the Electoral Commission.

The opposition NDC went to court challenging the outcome of the parliamentary elections in that constituency that saw the election of NPP’s Martin Adjei Mensah Korsah as MP.

Among other reliefs, the petitioner was seeking an order from the court directed at the EC to collate the results of all the polling stations in Techiman South and also for the EC to publicly declare Dr Christopher Beyere Baasongti as the legitimate winner of the Techiman South 2020 parliamentary elections.

You can’t have the judge accepting the testimony of the returning officer whose handiwork brought the confusion for which we went to court against a regional elections officer who has no interest in the NDC winning and is an official of the EC whose testimony suggested that there was no collation,” Mr Amaliba told host Umaru Sanda Amadu.


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