Techiman South polls: Court dismisses case; finds NDC 100k

The petition filed by the National Democratic Congress challenging the Techiman South parliamentary election was dismissed by the Wenchi High Court on Wednesday.

The Court also imposed a GH100,000 fine on the petitioners, which would be split between the MP and the Electoral Commission.

The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) filed the election petition for the 2020 parliamentary elections in the Techiman South Constituency.

The NDC claimed to have won the Techiman South Parliamentary election, but the Electoral Commission (EC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) conspired to deny it the seat.

The NDC’s action aimed to overturn the election of NPP’s Martin Adjei Mensah Korsah as Member of Parliament for Techiman South, and to designate Dr. Christopher Beyere Baasongti as the real winner.

Meanwhile, the Sekondi High Court dismissed a case brought against the Member of Jomoro Constituency Mrs. Dorcas Affo-Toffey last week.

One Joshua Emuah Kofie filed an application challenging the eligibility of the MP to contest as a representative of the people in the constituency on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

According to the applicant, Madam Affo-Toffey holds multiple nationalities, including American and Ivorian citizenships, which contravenes the 1992 Constitution.

Reading the verdict on Monday, November 21, 2022, the Sekondi High Court presided by Justice Dr. Richmond Osei Hwere dismissed the petition and declared the MP eligible on grounds that she lost her Ivorian citizenship at the very time she acquired her Ghanaian Citizenship.

 

By: Bernard Ralph Adams | Metrotvonline.com | Ghana

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