The Wenchi High Court has slapped the National Democratic Congress (NDC) with a punitive cost of GHS4,000 at the case management conference of the Techiman South Parliamentary Election Petition.
The NDC Techiman South Parliamentary Candidate, Christopher Beyere Baasongti, who sued the Member of Parliament for the area, Martin Adjei-Mensah Korsah, and the Electoral Commission, is praying the court to quash the declaration of Mr. Adjei-Mensah Korsah of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) as the winner of the Techiman South parliamentary elections.
At the case management sitting on Tuesday, the court partially granted the petitioner’s motions to amend the title of his suit to state that “no proper collation” was done in the 2020 Techiman South Parliamentary Elections, among one other relief.
The petitioner was however slapped with a punitive cost of GHS7,000.00, which was later reduced to 4,000.00 after a series of legal arguments, for delaying court proceedings.
Speaking after the court proceedings on Oman Nkommo with Kwame Boakye, Techiman South Constituency Secretary of the NPP, Richard Asamoah said the “NDC is unduly delaying the case at the court which is not proper.”
“I think we’ve been moving on, but the NDC should stop the up and down, amendments and motions. This should be avoided as far as possible,” he added.
The case has thus been adjourned to the 30th of June, 2021