Defeated Member of Parliament for the Ningo Prampram constituency, E.T Mensah has spoken for the first time after Sunday’s NDC parliamentary primary.
According to the MP even though he suspects rigging, he accepts the results of the contest.
In an interview with Joy FM, the legislator said there was massive rigging in the Ningo area during the polls.
E.T Mensah claimed at certain electoral areas, number of registered voters was 809, but his opponent, Sam George, polled 1,245.
He also alleged that “the landguards that came chased our polling agents away. [The land guards said] ‘your life or you leave here’. They [voters] were bussed on Sunday from Ashaiman – three Metro Mass buses. We had a hint that he intentionally created the kind of confusion that he created on Saturday so that the [voting process] would not come on because the people that he needed to come [and vote] were also voting on that same day”.
But the man who has been in Parliament for almost two decades said despite all the cheating he would not challenge the results.
Mr. Mensah lost to a Presidential Staffer, Sam George in Sunday’s NDC Parliamentary elections. Sam George polled 4,910 votes, representing 53.4% of total votes cast, while E.T Mensah managed 2,861.