The National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Western North Region took to the streets of Sefwi Wiawso to protest against the Electoral Commission for what it described as a fraud in the declared Parliamentary results.
The NDC’s parliamentary candidate, Paul Evans Aidoo, told the press on Friday, December 11, 2020, that the party was going to contest the results of the parliamentary election after the incumbent Member of Parliament and Minister of State at the office of the President, Dr. Kwaku Afriyie, was declared the winner with a total of 29,019 votes.
Paul Evans Aidoo’s polled 28,947 votes.
Addressing the media, Mr. Aidoo stated that “we are going to help the EC look for the missing ballot box. The police and other security personnel can’t find this missing ballot box. Maybe, they are mixed up, so we are going to help them. We won’t leave the EC’s office till we find it.”
He added that some unknown persons tried to disrupt the protest so, they would restrategize and stage another protest on Tuesday, December 15.
“The situation was uncalled-for and should never be repeated. So, Tuesday, we are going to mass up again in town and march to the Electoral Commission to demand the missing box, and we will be with them until they do. We are not mincing words this time.
The NDC in the region has also hinted of plans to challenge the results in court.
Mr. Aidoo maintains that the results were not a true representation of the will of the people.
“The NDC totally rejects the full and dishonourable results declared by the constituency returning officer.”