NPP to go to court over five parliamentary results in Western Region

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has announced that it would contest in court the election results of five parliamentary seats it did not win in five constituencies in the Western Region.

They are the Suaman, Juaboso, Aowin, Wassa Amenfi Central and Ellembelle/ constituencies.

Mr. Charles Bissue, the Regional Secretary of the NPP, told the Ghana News Agency, on Monday, that per the results collated by the party, it won those seats, therefore, it came as a big surprise that the results certified by the Electoral Commission was different from theirs.

He said the party’s legal team was preparing to go to court to ensure that the ballot papers were manually counted to ascertain the “true winner” of the elections.

At Wassa Amenfi Central, Peter Yaw Kwakye Ackah of the National Democratic Congress, won with 17,801 while Patrick Amponteng of the New Patriotic Party polled 17,256.

Mr. Kwabena Mintah Akandoh, the incumbent NDC candidate retained his Juaboso seat with 17,233 votes defeating his closest contender, Madam Martha Kwayie Manu of the NPP, who polled 15,604 votes.

Mr. Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah of the NDC also retained the Ellembelle seat with 23,425 votes, as against the 20,875 votes garnered by the NPP’s Kwasi Bonzoh.

In the Aowin Constituency, Mr. Mathias Kwame Ntow of the NDC won the seat with 22,385 votes, while Mr. Samuel Adu-Gyamfi of the NPP polled 20,780 votes.

The EC has not certified the Suaman Constituency results because of the controversy over the results but the GNA gathered that the NPP candidate Mr. Christian Baah lost by 12 votes to the NDC candidate, Stephen Michael Essuah Kofi-Ackah.

Meanwhile, Mr. Bissue expressed satisfaction with the 16 parliamentary seats so far won by the Party in the Region saying, “notwithstanding the five seats which we will contest in court in the coming days our expectations were met in terms of the number of seats we won.”

He urged the Party’s supporters and sympathisers to be magnanimous in their jubilation because Ghanaians are one people with a common destiny. “The NPP’s victory in the just-ended general election is victory for the entire nation.”

Source: GNA

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