Over voting causes my defeat in Madina- Boniface Claims

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Madina Constituency, Hon Alhaji Boniface Saddique Abubakar, has claimed that, his defeat at the just ended 2020 parliamentary elections was as a result of over voting in some polling stations to the credit of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

According to him, though he çonceded defeat to the NDC candidate, Lawyer Francis Xavier Sosu, his IT experts are working on the figures to prove his case.

He added that he has no intention of challenging the results in court but auditing the results would help improve his return in the 2024 elections.

The outgoing MP alleged some polling stations results were not tallied to the actual votes figures and that he strongly believed the opposition NDC in Madina succeeded in over voting in exceeding the real votes.

He however failed to tell the number of voters that were allowed to vote twice contrary to the electoral laws of the country.

Hon Boniface Saddique was speaking to members of parliamentary press Corp on Monday, December 14, when the House resumed sitting from the 2020 general elections.

Lawyer Sosu

Asked if he was disappointed the people of Madina did not renewed his mandate, Hon Boniface said he was not disappointed in the sense that as a politician he has won and lost elections before and would not be really disturbed.

The lawmaker said he has also been consoled by Akufo Addo’s presidential victory despite it been challenged by the NDC.

He noted that he would still have a role to play in the development of Madina and urged the people to remained united and hopeful.

Lawyer Francis Sosu of the NDC won the parliamentary race for the constituency haven
polled 61, 274 while Boniface had 46, 525.

Unemployment has been the bane of the youth in Ghana, who are unable to get jobs after graduating from school.

Boniface Saddique Abubakar

However, to solve this issue, the elected MP for Madina Constituency has already taken steps to provide employment opportunities and apprenticeship training to the people in his constituency.

Ahead of the elections, Lawyer Sosu launched the madinajobcenter.com website to solve the high unemployment rate in the constituency.

The online job center is a central point where job seekers could apply for jobs and connect with people for business growth.

The website also grants the opportunity for people to develop their skills through apprenticeship.

Lawyer Sosu assures the people of Madina during the launching of the job centre that he has been able to strike partnership deals with institutions abroad.

According to the Human Rights Lawyer, these are willing to come to Ghana to offer training to people who are interested in learning a skill.

Lawyer Sosu reclaimed the Madina seat after former MP Alhaji Amadu Sorogho lost it to Boniface in the 2016 election.

Through hard work by the Constituency Executives and Lawyer Sosu campaign team, the NDC was able to snatch the seat.

The party has since 2016 vowed to reclaim the seat, describing it as a ‘traditional seat’ for the NDC.

Story By: Flex Nyaaba

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