The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has finally filed a petition at the Sekondi High Court to challenge the results of the parliamentary election in the Tarkwa Nsuaem Constituency of the Western Region. Some National, Regional, and Constituency Executives and lawyers of the party, today filed the case against the incumbent MP, George Mireku [1st Respondent], and the Electoral Commission [2nd Respondent] seeking four major reliefs from the court.
The claims as made by the NDC party is that the “violations of the electoral laws and many irregularities of the results so declared by the returning officer.”
Among other reliefs, the NDC is praying the court orders the Electoral Commission to re-collate all the ballots from the 252 polling stations in the constituency.
The petition seeks among others,
1. A declaration from the High Court to the effect that, the purported declaration of the results of the 2020 Parliamentary Election on the 8th day of December 2020 is void and of no effect whatsoever.
2. An order to the 2nd respondent to comply with the Public Elections Regulation, 2020, (C.I 127) by re-collating all the results from all the 252 polling stations in the Tarkwa Nsuaem Constituency in the presence of the accredited agents of the NDC and the NPP Parliamentary Candidates and to reflect the true will of the voters there.
3. An order directed at the 2nd respondent to nullify votes cast at polling stations without verification as required by law.
4. And order directed at the 2nd respondent to re-run parliamentary elections at Community Center Boboobo 1A and 1B and the four other polling stations where the votes cast exceeded the total number of voters who voted at these polling stations.