- The EC has been accused of deliberately cutting off SALL to ensure John Peter Amewu wins the Hohoe seat
- He won the seat for the governing NPP by collecting 26,952.
- A new petition had been in the Ho High Court to annul the results
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The Electoral Commission (EC) deliberately excluded the people of Santrokofi, Akpafu, Likpe, and Lolobi (SALL) to ensure John Peter Amewu wins the Hohoe constituency parliamentary polls in the December 2020 polls.
This is according to a spokesperson for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) legal team, Alex Segbefia.
It would be recalled the people of SALL voted only in the presidential election because they fell under the Guan district and a constituency was yet to be created for the district.
“Hohoe was split so Amewu could win,” Segbefia said in an interview with GHONE television on Wednesday, January 13, 2021. “All the contestants for the Hohoe seat campaigned in SALL.”
Meanwhile, the defeated NDC candidate, Professor Margaret Kweku, beseeched the Ho High Court to annul the results of the parliamentary election in the constituency.
Amewu, the former minister of energy won the elections. He won the seat for the governing NPP by collecting 26,952.
Kweku was joined by four others in asking the Ho High Court to set aside the election results for a fresh one to be conducted.
Before the inauguration of the eighth parliament on Thursday, January 7, 2021, an injunction was against the former energy minister, putting his swearing-in in limbo.
The injunction was granted after some residents of SALL argued that the Electoral Commission’s failure to allow them to participate in the election breached their rights.
But the Supreme Court quashed the interim injunction placed on gazetting the electoral results showing Amewu as the winner.
In other news, MP for Effutu, Alexander Afenyo-Markin, asked the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, to declare the governing NPP Caucus as the majority in the House.
Afenyo-Markin’s request was contained in a letter he wrote to the speaker and seen by YEN.com.gh.
He argued in the letter that the NPP group in the House together with the independent legislator for Fomena, Andrews Amoako Asiamah agreed to form a Caucus and have a working relationship with a total strength of 138 seats.
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