Elections 2020: EC’s office in Fomena set ablaze

Elections 2020: EC’s office in Fomena set ablaze

- Disgruntled persons in the Fomena have set the EC’s office ablaze for declaring results of the just-ended elections there

- Andrew Amoako Asiamah, the MP for the area who was sacked by the governing NPP for going independent retain the seat

- He defeated the NPP’s candidate by collecting over 12,000 of the valid votes cast

The Electoral Commission (EC’s) office in the Fomena Constituency of the Ashanti region has been razed down by fire, YEN.com.gh can report.

The fire was started by some disgruntled persons who were unhappy with the commission’s declaration of results in Monday’s elections in the constituency.

Classfmonline reports that personnel of the Ghana National Fire Service were on the scene working assiduously to douse the flame.

EC’s office in Fomena set ablaze
Elections 2020: EC’s office in Fomena set ablaze Source: Getty Images
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In a separate development, the incumbent Member of Parliament (MP) for the constituency, Andrew Amoako Asiamah retained the seat.

Asiamah was thrown out of the lawmaking chamber by Speaker, Prof. Mike Oquaye, following his dismissal by the governing NPP when he announced his bid to run as an independent candidate.

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He retained the seat by collecting 12,805 votes to defeat the NPP’s Philip Ofori Asante who managed 10,798.

The NDC’s Christina Ama also polled 2,608 of the valid votes cast.

Meanwhile, the governing NPP declared President Nana Akufo-Addo the winner of the just-ended presidential race.

According to the party, the president won the election by collecting 4,252,275 (54.15%) of the valid votes cast while the presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NDC) garnered 3,501,921 (44.60%) of the votes.

Series of pre-election polls projected the president to win the race to the Jubilee House.

One of the polls said he would garner 56.6 percent of the valid votes cast while Mahama would manage 38.8 percent.

“There are no exit polls in Ghana. Any candidate relying on exit polls has lost already. I can confirm that Mahama is trailing just like in 2016. We have the pink sheets to back our figures.

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“Nana Akufo-Addo is leading with 53.70% with 26,447 polling stations reporting (with the pink sheets). John Mahama trails with 45.02%,” presidential staffer, Kow Essuman wrote in a Facebook post sighted by YEN.com.gh.

Ghanaian voters were at the polls today, Monday, December 7, 2020, to cast their ballots to elect a president and 275 legislators to represent them in parliament.

Over 17 million voters were expected to take part in elections, having endured a challenging year due to the raging coronavirus.

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Source: YEN.com.gh

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