Election 2020: NDC claims disputed Sene West Parliamentary seat.

Ilyaas Al-Hasan

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Ghana’s main opposition party, National Democratic Congress (NDC) has been declared victors of the disputed Sene West constituency of the Bono East Region, according to a TV3 report.

It will be recalled that the seat has been in contention after a ballot box which had a seal belonging to the New Patriotic Party (NPP) broken after it had been retrieved from a ballot box snatcher, resulting in disagreement as to whether it should be opened since it had been tempered with.

Hence, the NPP took the case to the High Court for resolution but the court dismissed the case paving way for the completion of the process.
Reports say, after the sorting and counting of the ballot box, no case of over voting was realized.

The ballot box, when added to the results of the other polling stations, gave the the candidate 13,100 votes, NDC’s garnered 13,116 votes whilst the NDP secured 191 votes.
Total valid votes cast was 26,407, Rejected ballots – 660, and total votes cast- 27,067.

Reports indicated the NPP requested for a retabulation of the figures which returned the same aforementioned outcome after the retabulation.

This win puts the number of the Parliamentary seats of both the NPP and NDC at 137 apiece with one independent seat.
Both parties are upbeat for majority seats to gain control in the house of Parliament.

The Techiman South seat is also still under contention.

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