The Ayawaso Constituency branch of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has called on the Electoral Commission (EC) to annul the results of the recently held Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election.
The by-election held on January 31, 2019, was characterized by violence which led to the NDC pulling out of the race.
The election, however, was held with NPP candidate Mrs. Alhassan winning by 68.8%.
The NDC in a statement released on Monday, February 4, 2019, says they do not recognize the NPP candidate, Lydia Alhassan “since the entire process was a sham.”
“We call on the Electoral Commission Chairperson to annul the result of the by-election...” the statement said.
They further called on State institutions to launch an investigation into the disturbances at the residence of the NDC candidate, Delali Kwesi Brempong which is close to the Bawaleshie polling station.
“It is our expectation that…appropriate sanctions would be taken against offenders in order to restore some level of confidence in the system,” the party wrote.
“Failure to do this, we in the NDC will have no other option but to meet the NPP boot for boot in any election the Jean Mensa-led EC will conduct under the NPP and Nana Akufo Addo government,” they added.
NDC MP Sam George was assaulted during the chaos
The NDC also wants the National Security Minister to answer three questions for the people of Ghana.
1 How many National Security operatives were commissioned on the day to supervise the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election?
2. How many of them were given weapon and live ammunition?
3. How many MI6 and AK47 and accompanying ammunition were issued for their operations on the Election 17ay 3Ist January 2019?
The National Security Minister has, however, stated the masked men were on an operation to stop some operatives who wanted to cause chaos although he has not revealed the identity of the men.
He said National Security is still investigating the issue.