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Wenchi High Court Receives Pink Sheets From EC For The 2020 Election

Wenchi High Court Receives Pink Sheets From EC For The 2020 Election

The Electoral Commission (EC) delivered 16 pink sheets and other papers to the Wenchi High Court in the Bono Region on Monday about the 2020 Techiman South constituency parliamentary elections.

In an earlier hearing, the court presided over by Justice Frederick Anord Nawurah, ordered the electoral management body to create original copies of the pink sheets for review.

Mr. Christopher Baasongti Bayere, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary candidate for the constituency, had filed an appeal for the papers, which included a review sheet for the 267 polling stations in the constituency.

Mr. Bayere lodged an electoral appeal in court, contesting the results of the parliamentary election on December 7, 2020.

Mr. Martin Adjei-Mensah Korsah, the New Patriotic Party Parliamentary Candidate, was declared the winner of the parliamentary seat by the EC, and he has sued the EC, the Clerk of Parliament, and Mr. Korsah, who has since been sworn-in as the Member of Parliament for the constituency.

The court ordered that only original copies of the papers, not the photocopied copies previously submitted by the EC, be accepted at the hearing on Wednesday, April 14.

The court ordered the EC to file the documents and awarded Mr. Baasongti costs for the EC’s inability to properly produce the documents as instructed.

The court also ordered Mr. Kwabena Dwamena Frempah, the Returning Officer for the Techiman South EC, to respond to the petitioner’s interrogatories.

Mr. Sampson Ofori Gyamfi, the EC’s Techiman Municipal Director, who filed the documents at the Wenchi Court’s Registry, later told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) that the EC had done so.

The Techiman South Parliamentary Election was marred by abuse, with security operatives firing random shots to maintain law and order.