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NDC finally heads to court to petition ‘flawed’ election results

The NDC has confirmed that the party is heading to court to challenge the results of the December 7 polls.

The NDC rejected the results declared by the Electoral Commission describing it as flawed and that has seen some supporters of the party hitting the streets to protest the results.

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A member of the opposition party’s legal team, Rockson Nelson Defeamekpor in a conversation with, Samson Lardy Anyenini on Joy FM’s Newsfile show, has said that the party will file a case on Wednesday, December 30 to challenge both the presidential and parliamentary elections.

The date is the last day of the mandated 21-days given under electoral laws for any aggrieved party in the election to file a legal challenge of the process.

“We’ll go to court. We’ve made that clear… Certainly, by Wednesday, all these matters would be placed before the court,” he said on the show.

In a report by myjoyonline.com, Mr Dafeamekpor, Member of Parliament representing the South Dayi constituency in the Volta Region, also noted that the Electoral Commission on several occasions flouted the laws governing the conduct of elections.

This, according to him, is what motivates the NDC to seek legal redress to ensure that the acceptable ways of conducting Ghana’s electoral process are adhered to.

“If the EC will be willing to comply with the law that will end the matter. It is not about declaring the seat in our [NDC] favour, that is not what we’re saying.

“We’re saying [EC should] comply with the law. If you comply with the law and we emerge victorious that is fine. But you do not comply with the law and announce another candidate as the victor. No.” he stressed.

 

For nearly two weeks, supporters and sympathisers of the NDC have organised numerous street protests following the declaration of Nana Akufo-Addo as President-elect in the just-ended polls.

 

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