Top officials of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Western Region are considering a court action to seek a recount of parliamentary ballots in the region.
According to party officials, some irregularities in the counting and collation of results in the Ellembelle, Aowin, Suaman, Amenfi Cental, and Juaboso constituencies.
All the constituencies in question have largely been strongholds of the NDC except for Ellembele. The NPP won eight (8) more seats at the end of the 2016 polls, to take their total to sixteen (16), leaving the NDC with ten (10), which includes the five in contention.
Speaking to CitiFM, the Western regional NPP secretary, Charles Bissue, reveals that “We are going to court. Tomorrow [Tuesday], the legal team will meet. We’ve called for all the pink sheets in Takoradi so we are going to look at them; but those 5 seats are Ellembele, Aowin, Suaman, Amenfi Central and Juaboso. On the 7th of December when the elections were going on, we had our own plans as to the collation of our results which was piloted in Amenfi West, where we got out results by 6.30 pm; 5 hours before the EC got their results; so by 7:00pm we knew which constituencies we had won.”
Meanwhile, the western regional secretary of the National Democratic Congress NDC), Joe Nelson, is denying any cases of irregularities. According to him, the NDC won genuinely in the recently held polls in the constituencies in question.
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