Techiman South EC Boss Committed An Offence – Samson Ayenini
Renowned Ghanaian lawyer and radio presenter, Samson Lardy Anyenini, has revealed in a post on Monday December 28, 2020, that the EC official truly failed to collate the parliamentary results of the Techiman South Constituency, which is a punishable crime as per Regulation 45 of C.I. 127.
The Techiman South EC officer declared the NPP candidate, Martin Adjei Mensah-Korsah, the MP-elect of the Techiman South Constituency, having pulled a total of 49, 682 votes as against 49, 205 votes of the NDC candidate, Christopher Beyere. This amounts to 50.2% and 49.8% of the total valid votes cast, for the NPP and the NDC candidates respectively.
The Eelectoral Commission’s declaration however stirred commotion from angry NDC supporters who believed their candidate had been cheated in broad daylight.
The NDC has stated emphatically that they will not have the EC and the NPP throw dust into their eyes as their candidate, Christopher Beyere, had clearly won the election with a total of 50, 306 votes as against 50, 013 votes won by his NPP opponent, Martin Adjei Mensah-Korsah, in accordance with their calculations.
This has led to a series of backlash and protests from the NDC faithful in the Techiman South Constituency, demanding a proper collation of the parliamentary results in the presence of the representatives of both parties.
According to the lawyer and NewsFile show host, the Electoral officer in charge of the Techiman South Constituency committed a criminal act by failing to collate the results of the parliamentary elections, indicating in his post that
“…Meantime it is settled fact, for now, that EC officer in Techiman South did not collate (Form One C) as required by Regulation 43 of C.I. 127″ He went on to pose a question, “Is the EC thinking of having him dealt with as having committed an offence as required by Regulation 45 of C.I. 127?”