NPP Loses Majority In Parliament To NDC For This Reason
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) is now likely to emerge the majority seats holder in the Parliament of Ghana.
A high court in Wenchi today threw out the case brought against the EC and the NDC on the Sene West parliamentary elections by the NPP for lack of merit and “irredeemably incompetent” case to stop the final collation of results in the constituency.
The judge who sat on the case slapped a GHC 20,000 fine on the NPP for pushing a legal case that was a total waste of time for all parties involved. Eventually, the outstanding polling station in the constituency was counted under court instructions, resulting in an NDC win.
As it, therefore, stands, the governing party has 137 Parliamentarians, while the opposition NDC has the same number of legislators (137).
However, the NDC may overall emerge the majority in Parliament given the fact that the Electoral Commission (EC) is yet to create one more constituency out of the newly-created Guan District in the Oti Region. The Oti Region is an absolute political stronghold of the NDC, with the party snatching all the eight parliamentary seats there. The NPP secured zero parliamentary seats in the region.
From the voting pattern in the Oti Region, it is clear the opposition party has more plausibility of winning the yet-to-be-created Parliamentary seat.