The Electoral Commission of Ghana has confirmed that they have received a petition from the Minority Caucus on the Techiman South parliamentary results.
In letter dated 23rd December 2020 and signed by Mrs. Jean Mensah, the Chairperson of the Commission, the EC apologized for their inability to meet with the delegation of the Minority Caucus when they walked to the office of the Commission to present the petition.
The Commission further assured the Minority Caucus on their readiness to work with them, and further indicated how ready they are to give their petition the necessary consideration.
This follows the harsh treatment that was given to the Minority MPs when they walked to deliver a petition to the Electoral Commission on Tuesday 22nd December 2020.
The events that unfolded on Tuesday left many Ghanaians in disbelieve as to why the EC officials were not ready to accept just a petition from the Minority Caucus, and equally questioned what necessitated the very bad manner in which the Honorable members were treated. The MPs were met with heavily armed security operatives at the office of the EC. These security personnel tried to forcefully prevent the MPs from entering the premises of the EC.
According to the leadership of the Minority Caucus, they were just going to peacefully present a petition to the EC on the Techiman South parliamentary seat. According to them, they want the EC to re-collate the results of the aforementioned Constituency. This is because the NDC believes that their Parliamentary Candidate, Christopher Beyere Baasongti, won the election but instead, the NPP parliamentary candidate, Martin Korsah, was declared the winner.
In a related development, the Greater Accra Regional Police Command of the Ghana Police Service has placed a ban on the National Democratic Congress, preventing them from organizing further demonstrations in the Greater Accra Region. According to the Police, the actions of the NDC in the region during this post-election period is capable of affecting the peace enjoyed by the people in the region.
Eleven out of all the minority MPs who took part in the walk to the EC’s office were taken to court by the State, represented by the Ghana Police Service.