Samson Lardy Ayenini, A Private legal practitioner and host of current affairs programme NewsFile on Joynews, has revealed that there was no collation at the Techiman South Constituency by the electoral Commission.
According to lawyer Lardy Ayenini, this action by the EC is a violation of a requirement by Regulation 43 of C.I. 127.
During the just-ended elections, the Electoral Commission stated that Martin Adjei Mensah-Korsah, Parliamentary Candidate for the New Patriotic Party won with 49,682 votes representing 50.2 per cent of the total valid votes cast, whilst the NDC’s candidate, Christopher Beyere Baasongti had 49,205 votes representing 49.8 per cent of the total valid votes cast.
With the results mentioned above, Martin Adjei Mensah-Korsah was declared as the MP-elect for the Techiman South Constituency.
But in a Facebook write-up, Lawyer Ayenini noted that the EC must also apply the law to punish its officer at Techiman South for failing to collate results.
“…Meantime it is settled fact, for now, that EC officer in Techiman South did not collate (Form One C) as required by Regulation 43 of C.I. 127.
“Is the EC thinking of having him dealt with as having committed an offence as required by Regulation 45 of C.I. 127?”
Read the full post below;
Pray – A true horseshoe parliament with only one independent sitting at the curve at commencement on January 7, 2021. Equal numbers at each side as there is no majority party. A majority party would have sat on the right side and the minority party on the left. There is the start of the problem. Who sits where because whoever gets to form the majority caucus (not same as majority party), will only get to form it after a speaker has been elected and the independent officially writes to inform speaker of his decision to do business with that party. So until speaker is elected and the processes consummated, there will be no majority caucus. This means there will be decision on majority usual/traditional seating side for a majority party when the house convenes on January 7. A speaker must be elected before MPs-elect can be sworn-in and for caucus to be formed, right? If the Hohoe injunction is in effect or confirmed to affect January 7, matter come for NPP. There is every reason the public commentary on both sides must reflect this 137 v 137 dilemma. If the President decides or is forced by this 137 outcome to have not more than 80 ministers, 41 of that number will come from the NPP’s 137. It will be left with less than 100 MPs guaranteed to be present in the jurisdiction and in the house always. Consensus building is not a choice in the 8th parliament even if NDC ever managed to overturn the presidential results and formed the government. Meantime it is settled fact, for now, that EC officer in Techiman South did not collate (Form One C) as required by Regulation 43 of C.I. 127. Is the EC thinking of having him dealt with as having committed an offence as required by Regulation 45 of C.I. 127? #BackToEnjoyTheSeason
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