The Electoral Commission (EC) has provided the original pink sheets on the 2020 parliamentary elections held in the Techiman South constituency to the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) parliamentary candidate, Christopher Beyere Baasongti for inspection.
This is in compliance with a court order given at the last sitting last week.
The court had ruled that the original documents should be presented to Beyere for inspection but according to him, the EC provided photocopies instead.
The court therefore awarded a cost of GHS2,000 in favour of the petitioner, Christopher Beyere, due to the Electoral Commission’s failure to properly produce the documents as directed by the court
The EC was also instructed to ensure that the original copies are made available by 2pm on April 19, 2021.
Citi News’ Michael Tsatsu Axolu, reports that the EC reported at the court about an hour late to file the original documents.
The NDC, in arriving at the court on Monday, April 19, 2021, came with a generator and a photocopier to assess the documents.
Michael Tsatsu Axolu reports that the EC’s filing process was nearly marred by a power outage at the court but the NDC was able to assess the documents.
Meanwhile, the General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress, Johnson Asiedu Nketiah says there are still some issues with the documents filed.
“This is just a simple process of the EC producing originals of some documents for our inspection, so we have inspected them and done some photocopies. The contents will be discussed when they are in the witness box.”
“They have provided us with documents, but we believe there are issues around those documents…We knew there could be a power outage so we came prepared with our photocopier and our generator so the lights going off couldn’t have stopped the process,” he added.