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NPP Went To Court Too Early- Obiri Boahene Sadly Admits Court Ruling On Sene West Petition [Audio]

The Deputy General Secretary for the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) Nana Obiri Boahen has scored that the party was in haste when it petitioned the Wenchi High Court to injunct the declaration of the results for the Sene West Parliamentary elections. According to him, their loss in the court case was largely as a result of their 'rush' to seek legal action even when the Electoral Commission had not acted on the results collated from the various polling stations in the Constituency.


Speaking in an interview with Takoradi based radio station [Skyy Power FM], the Nana Obiri Boahen who was the legal representative for the NPP, said the ruling by the court on the matter was reasonably an honest remark on the composure of the petition filed by their Parliamentary candidate, Mr. Joseph Kumah Mackay.


He mentioned that the court had wished the petitioner had exercised some patience to enable the Electoral Commission declare the results and should they have any issue, proceeded with a legal action for redress.


"We went to court too early. We should have allowed certain events to have happened before we went to court...such as a declaration of the winner and loser, total votes obtained...these are all conditions precedent to mounting an action in court."


Nana Obiri Boahen indicated that right after the ruling the EC has initiated counting of the remaining ballots so they conclude on the matter. He added that the various political party representatives are present monitoring the process.


"I'm told that counting is going on in Techiman. Dan Botwe and Asiedu Nketsia are the polling agents for the respective parties."


Asked if he has any hopes the NPP could win the Sene West seat, Nana Obiri Boahen replied that; "I went there as a lawyer, conducted my case as a lawyer and left as a lawyer. There are steps to be taken but find out from Dan Botwe."

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