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Wenchi High Court throws out Techiman South petition; Fines NDC GHc100k

The Wenchi High Court presided over by His Lordship Justice Frederick Arnold Nawura has dismissed the NDC’s petition against the Techiman South parliamentary election filed by the National Democratic Congress.

The court further awarded cost of GHc100, 000.00 against the petitioner, Christopher Beyere Baasongti.

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.

The party in its petition contended it won the parliamentary contest in the constituency but was cheated out of victory during the collation of results which was characterized by violence.

Some voters who had converged at the collation centre to witness counting died after live bullets were used by the military in an attempt to restore order.

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.

However, in a ruling on Wednesday, the court held that the petitioner failed to convince the court with any facts and figures to substantiate the allegations raised in his petition.

Mr Martin Adjei-Mensah Korsah will therefore remain the lawfully elected member of Parliament for Techiman South constituency.

Source: Ghana/Starrfm.com.gh/103.5 Fm

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