The Tamale Excessive Courtroom presided by Justice Daniel Obeng, after listening to the Savelugu parliamentary election petition filed by the New Patriotic Occasion (NPP) parliamentary candidate for the 2020 election, Muhamed Abdul-Samed Gunu has dismissed the case.
In accordance with the decide, proof confirmed that there was no over-voting within the 2020 parliamentary election as claimed by the NPP candidate however quite administrative human errors which didn’t have an effect on the end result of the outcomes to warrant the courtroom to annul the outcomes.
The Courtroom nonetheless awarded a price of GHS 40,000 in favor of the 2nd respondent, Abdulai Jacob Iddrisu, the Nationwide Democratic Congress(NDC) Member of Parliament for the Savelugu constituency.
The courtroom once more awarded a price of GHS 20,000 in favor of the first respondent which is the Electoral Fee.
The Savelugu New Patriotic Occasion(NPP) parliamentary candidate for the 2020 parliamentary election filed a petition on the Tamale Excessive Courtroom difficult the validity of the election of Abdulai Jacob Iddrisu of the Nationwide Democratic Congress(NDC) parliamentary candidate for the Savulugu constituency of the Northern area underneath the parliamentary elections held on December 7, 2020.
The respondents of the petition are the Electoral Fee( 1st Respondent) and Abdulai Jacob Iddrisu(2nd Respondent) within the case.
Mr. Gunu within the parliamentary elections held on December 7, 2020 polled 19,478 votes whereas Alhaji Abdulai Jacob Iddris, the NDC candidate secured 19, 577 votes.
The petitioner Muhamed Abdul-Samed Gunu is claiming that the purported election of the 2nd respondent as Member of Parliament for the Savelugu constituency is invalid, owing to widespread malpractices and irregularities which affected the end result of the impugned election.
The NPP Savelugu parliamentary candidate stated the overarching of aspiration of the first respondent is to conduct elections which are free, honest and clear with a purpose to replicate the need of the folks, shield the rights of candidates and encourage confidence within the democratic experiment that the republic has carried out underneath the fourth Republican Structure since 1992.
He stated the elections have been vitiated by gross and widespread electoral malpractices that considerably and materially affected the outcomes of the election as declared by 1st respondent in favour of 2nd respondent.
The petitioner stated that there manifested an egregious violation of neutrality, transparency, and equity on the D/A major polling station at Kadia, which considerably and materially affected the outcomes of the election as declared by 1st respondent in favor of 2nd respondent when 1st respondents officer, a poll field issuer surreptitiously inserted a number of already printed poll sheets, not the located poll containers.
The petitioner says that when legitimate votes solid at polling stations, the place voting was carried out in accordance with the regulation and in compliance with the laws governing of the conduct of the 2020 parliamentary elections, are collated, petitioner herein is the lawful winner of the 2020 parliamentary election for the Savelugu constituency.
He added that in consequence of the above-stated constitutional and statutory violation, infractions, irregularities and malpractices, 1st respondent declared outcomes for the parliamentary elections far in extra of the particular votes validly solid, thereby subverting the sovereign will of the voters opposite to the preamble and Articles1(1) and 42 of the structure, 1992.
The NPP parliamentary candidate for the Savelugu constituency prays that the Tamale Excessive Courtroom declares that Abdulai Jacob Iddrisu, 2nd respondent herein and Nationwide Democratic Congress(NDC) parliamentary candidate on account of votes that should have been validly declared will not be the validly elected Member of Parliament for the Savelugu constituency.
In a associated growth, the Tamale Excessive Courtroom presided by Justice Daniel Obeng, has dismissed the Zabzugu parliamentary election petition which was filed by Mr. Umar Alhassan of the Nationwide Democratic Congress (NDC).
He awarded a price of Gh 20,000 to the Electoral Fee in addition to Gh
Gh 40,000 to Mr. John Bennam Jabaah, the New Patriotic Occasion(NPP) Member of Parliament for the Zabzugu constituency.
Each the New Patriotic Occasion(NPP) and the Nationwide Democratic Congress (NDC) are happy with the end result of the parliamentary election petition involving Zabzugu and Savelugu.
There was nonetheless large safety beefed up on the Tamale Excessive Courtroom premises over the Savelugu and Zabzugu parliamentary election petition.
|Disclaimer: Opinions expressed listed below are these of the writers and don’t replicate these of Peacefmonline.com. Peacefmonline.com accepts no accountability authorized or in any other case for his or her accuracy of content material. Please report any inappropriate content material to us, and we’ll consider it as a matter of precedence.|