A High Court on Wednesday (November 30) dismissed a petition challenging the results of the Techiman South parliamentary election filed by the National Democratic Congress’ candidate Christopher Beyere Baasongti.
The petitioner, took this action against the Electoral Commission and the sitting New Patriotic Party (NPP) MP, Martin Adjei Mensah Korsah, citing irregularities and violations during the 2020 polls.
Delivering its verdict the High Court said the petitioners failed to convince the court with evidence and ordered him to pay a fine of GH¢100,000 to be shared between the Member of parliament and the Electoral Commission.
But the opposition party says it strongly disagrees with the conclusions of the court.
“We strongly think that the conclusions reached by the judge are untenable. 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,” a member of the NDC legal team Abraham Amaliba told Citi FM.
SOURCE: DAILY MAIL GH