22 Dec Ghana’s minority in parliament calls for recollation of Techiman South parliamentary results
22 Dec ,2020
By Enoch Adjei
The Minority in Ghana’s Parliament in a petition to the electoral commission is calling for re collation of of the Techiman South parliamentary results .
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) insist that their parliamentary candidate, Christopher Bayere Baasongti is the legitimate winner of the Techiman South constituency seat in the just-ended parliamentary elections.
According to the party, data available to them indicates that the NDC secured 50,306 votes against the NPP’s 50,013 with 919 rejected ballots.
Although the Electoral Commission (EC) has declared the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) Martin Adjei Mensah Korsah, the winner, the NDC said the Commission’s declaration is flawed and illegal.
According to the NDC, there was not collation of results and so the EC’s announcement of the NPP candidate as a victor threatens Ghana’s enviable democracy hence its rejection of the results.
The Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu told journalists after a march to the EC headquarters that the National Democratic Congress (NDC) wants “Techiman South results before January 7, by all means necessary”.
“If Techiman South results is not resolved amicably and satisfactorily in accordance with the laws of Ghana and in particular with regulation 43 of CI 127 and more emphatically collation done openly and transparently by EC, we remain in denial that we don’t have the results for Techiman South we will be thinking through what to do on January 7,” he said.
The march is to prevail on the EC to overturn its declaration of President Akufo-Addo as winner of the 2020 elections and also declare the parliamentary candidate of the NDC winner of the Techiman South Constituency.
There has been a series of protests by NDC supporters across the country against the EC’s declaration of President Akufo-Addo as the president-elect of Ghana after the December 7 polls.
Prior to the protest, some NDC parliamentarians revealed that, they are marching to the EC office to express their displeasure against them before they file a legal petition against them in the court of law.
“The NDC will go to court but before that, these series of protests are also parts of the process