Techiman South NDC accuses district EC officials of manipulating parliamentary results
Members of the NDC in Techiman South say they will not accept the result of the parliamentary elections in the area.
Addressing the media during an emergency presser, Bono East Regional Communications Officer of the NDC Kwadwo Adjei Dwomor accused the District EC officials of manipulating the results to favour the NPP candidate.
“We want to state without any fear that Martin Agyei Mensah Korsah has not won the Techiman South election. We want to tell the regional EC that we are not happy at the way the Municipal officials have conducted themselves.”
According to him, based on all the pink sheets in their possession the constituency seat belongs to the NDC candidate Christopher Bayere Baasongti.
Mr Dwomor claimed that Mr Baasongti won with over 2000 votes.
He called on the regional EC to take over operations from the district officers and recount the ballots to ensure the rightful winner is duly announced.
This comes after the party in the early hours of Tuesday had tried to prevent the EC officials from presenting the ballot boxes to the collation centre.
They had alleged that the incumbent government has tried to rig the elections by mixing the ballot papers with fake ones.
Speaking on the issue, JoyNews’ correspondent Anass Sabit indicated that some ballot papers were torn into pieces in the midst of the clash.
Later in the day, another confusion erupted in the constituency left two people injured.
The confusion is said to have erupted when supporters of the NDC prevented the presiding officer from declaring the NPP parliamentary candidate the winner.
JoyNews’ Correspondent, Anas Sabit said the NDC had earlier announced that the party has retained the seat, thus, it came as a surprise when the electoral officer said their opponent had won the election.
Mr Dwomor during the emergency press conference called on the IGP to establish an investigation into a shooting incident by security personnel at the that left some of their people injured.
SOURCE : myjoyonline.com