- The Wench High Court has thrown out a case filed by the NPP, against the EC and the NDC
- The case was dismissed because it lacked merit to be continue the trail
- The NPP has also fined an amount of GHS 20,000 for wasting their time of the court
- The EC can now go ahead to either count the snatched ballot box or conduct fresh elections in that polling station only
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The Wench High Court has thrown out a case filed by the New Patriotic Party, NPP, against the Electoral Commission, EC and the National Democratic Congress.
The case was filed after some misunderstandings and miscalculations on the Sene West Parliamentary elections popped up.
According to the court's ruling, the case was dismissed because it lacked merit to be continue the trail.
On the back of that, the NPP has also fined an amount of GHS 20,000 for wasting their time of the court.
The Sene West Constituency’s Tato battor polling station B ballot box is yet to be counted after one Christian Nukpeta snatched the ballot box when the election results were being counted.
Although Christian Nukpeta was arrested immediately, the parties involved noticed that the seal of the ballot box belonging to the NPP had been removed, leaving that of the Electoral Commission and NDC.
As a result, Lawyers for the NPP's Sene West parliamentary candidate, Joseph Markay Kuma, immediately sought an injunction from the court to stop the EC from counting the ballot papers in the box.
The ballot box was then locked up at the Techiman Police Headquarters.
However, counsel for Joseph Markay Kuma withdrew their motion of injunction on the declaration of the results as filed in their petition
The EC can now go ahead to either count the snatched ballot box or conduct fresh elections in that polling station only.
The move gives the results as declared by the chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC) Jean Mensa the necessary legal backing.
Sources with knowledge of the development at the EC said this will pave the way for those wishing to challenge the results in court to do so.
The EC was mandated by the Constitutional Instrument (CI) 127, regulation 44, sub-regulation 11 to gazette the results.
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