The Wenchi High Court has slapped both the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and National Democratic Congress (NDC) with cost charges amounting to GHS 1,500 in the ongoing Techiman South election petition case.
This was after the court at its sitting on Thursday granted the petitioner’s application for direction but declined the petitioner’s motion to amend his suit, including changing the title and adding other reliefs.
Both the NDC and the NPP were slapped with varying cost charges.
A fine of GHS 1,000 was slapped on the 1st respondent, Martin Adjei-Mensah Korsah of the NPP, for raising an objection against the petitioner’s application for direction in the previous sitting, which the court found to be without any legal basis.
The NPP was also elated after a fine of GHS 500 was slapped on the petitioner, Dr. Christopher Beyere Baasongti of the NDC.
Speaking in an interview after the courts proceedings to Kwame Boakye, the host of Oman Nkommo an afternoon political talkshow on Radio Link, Richard Asamoah, General Secretary for the Techiman South NPP questioned the petitioner’s intent to change and amend the title of his suit.
“Today, the NDC has admitted that there was collation in Techiman South, but it wasn’t proper, so the court should amend it for them. But why did they come to court? They came because they said there was no collation”, he fumed.
Meanwhile, sitting on the Techiman South parliamentary election petition has been adjourned to the 11th of May 2021.