Court throws out NPP suit against EC, NDC in Sene West, imposes GH¢14K fine

The Wenchi High Court in the Bono Region has quashed a suit brought before it by New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary candidate for Sene West constituency, Joseph Markey Kuma to stop the Electoral Commission from counting the Tato Battor polling station results.

Mr Kuma was seeking for an injection after suspect Christian Nukpeta snatched one of the ballot boxes at the polling station.

The ballot box which was retrieve by police is been kept at the Techiman Police Headquarters in the region.

The Court on Thursday, December 17, 2020, threw out the NPP’s injunction against the parliamentary election even when result is yet to be declared.

The Court also fined the party Fourteen Thousand Ghana Cedis (GH¢14,000) describing its petition as “irredeemably incompetent”.

The Court had earlier awarded a cost of GHS6,000 against the NPP Candidate for the subsequent withdrawal of the petition for the interlocutory injunction.

However, If this seat goes to the NDC, it will be 137-137 parliamentary representation for both parties with the Fomena MP, Andrew Amoako Asiamah being the difference.


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