Deputy Director Legal Affairs of the National Democratic Congress and former Member of Parliament for Akwatia, Hon. Baba Jamal has disclosed that going to court to contest the Techiman south parliamentary elections is “not as easy as it may seem”.
He says the NDC needs to gather enough evidence to challenge the ECs claim that the NPP won the Techiman south Parliamentary elections.
Speaking in an interview with Kwame Nkrumah Tikesie on Okay Fm’s Ade Akye Abia program, he explained that the party did not have a copy of the declaration forms and summary sheet from the electoral commission.
“All attempts to retrieve those documents from the electoral commission’s returning officer proved futile. He directed us to go to the regional office of the electoral commission for the copies of those documents we demanded.
“As it stands now we are unable to go to court because we do not have enough evidence, ie the summary sheet and the declaration forms from the EC.
“And without these documents how do you go to court?” he asked.
“You may need to first gather enough information which the electoral commission is also refusing to provide.
“Kwame (referring to the host), as it stands now, we have our pink sheets ready which will enable us to seek redress but you know we are waiting for the EC to gazette the results of the 2020 elections, then we will know our next line of action,” Baba Jamal stated.
Martin Adjei-Mensah Korsah was declared the winner and MP-elect for the Techiman south constituency, a decision the National Democratic Congress has been contesting.