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Court Throws Out NPP Case Over Sene West Parliamentary Seat

The Wenchi High Court has dismissed the New Patriotic Party’s case brought against the Electoral Commission over the 2020 parliamentary elections in Sene West.

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 continue the trail.

The court has also fined the party ¢20,000 describing the petition as “irredeemably incompetent.”

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.

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Source: Yen

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