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LOCAL NEWS: Electoral Commission Finally Receives Minority's Petition On Techiman South Elections.

The raging feud between the Minority in Ghana's parliament and the Country's Election

body appears to have been doused to an extent with the Confirmation by Parliamentary leader, Harruna Iddrisu that his group's petition In relation to the Techiman south parliamentary elections has finally been received twenty four hours after a standoff at the precincts of the commission.

Images emerged On Tuesday, December 22,2020 showing a physical altercation between members of the Country's parliamentary opposition and the security agencies. the security agencies were attempting to prevent the legislators from approaching the commission's premises.

The determined legislators, Clad in black apparels apparels, and marching with precision Initially broke through a barricade mounted by the police led ACP kwasi fori, but were finally prevented from handing In their petition to officials of the commission on Tuesday.

Feeling slighted and belittled, the obviously enraged legislators led by their leader vowed On the steps of the commission to return the snub anytime the Jean Mensah led commission came to the legislature with issues In relation to the commission.

The day's episode ended In an encounter with the media In the conference room of parliament, during which the Opposition legislators presented what they believe are pieces of evidence backing their claim that their candidate and not that of the ruling party won the Techiman South parliamentary seat In the just ended elections.

The Electoral commission issued a communication hours after the standoff at it's premises refuting the Opposition's claim of a snub and asserting that the communication Informing it of the Minority's desire to hand in a petition came in late making it impossible for the commission to receive the group.

The opposition NDC Is challenging the results of the 2020 presidential and parliamentary elections which awarded the presidency to Incumbent President, Nana Akufo-Addo and led to the prospect of a hung parliament.

Story by: Rodney Tsenuokpor




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