The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has lost the election petition it filed at the Wenchi High Court against the Techiman South parliamentary elections in 2020.
The suit by the NDC sought to quash the declaration of the NPP’s Martin Adjei Mensah Korsah as the Techiman South Member of Parliament, and declare Dr Christopher Beyere Baasongti as the legitimate winner of the 2020 parliamentary elections.
After almost two years, the court on Wednesday threw out the petition by the opposition NDC and fined the petitioners GH¢100,000 to be shared between the MP and the Electoral Commission.
The NDC had claimed that it won the Techiman South Parliamentary election, but said the Electoral Commission (EC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) connived to deny it the seat.
Throughout the hearing, the NPP maintained that its candidate and current Member of Parliament, Martin Adjei Mensah Korsah was validly elected as announced by the Electoral Commission, accusing the NDC of engaging in propaganda.
The Electoral Commission also maintains that Martin Adjei Mensah Korsah polled 49,682 votes as against 49,205 votes for Christopher Beyere of the NDC.