Ghana: Defeated Parliamentary Candidates Contest Defeat

A number of closely fought parliamentary elections are being contested by the losing candidates who are calling for a re-collation of polling station results.

The runners up in these constituencies have refused to sign and thus certify the final result sheets. They have however been speaking to local radio stations arguing their case for rejecting the outcome of the polls in their respective constituencies.

The contested seats include Sekondi constituency in the Western Region which is being disputed by the NDC's Anthony Cudjoe, the Chief Executive for the Metropolis. He is disputing that the incumbent Paa Owusu Ankomah won. Mr. Cudjoe, according to the provisional results lost by about a thousand votes.

In the Tema East in the Greater Accra, the NDC candidate who is also the Chief Executive for that Metropolis Kempis Ofosu Ware is contesting the results which he lost by only 3 votes to the NPP's Titus Glover.

Former Information Minister in the NPP era, Stephen Asamoah Boateng failed in his comeback bid to beat the Deputy Central Regional Minister, Acquinas Quansah to the Mfantseman constituency seat in the Central Region. Mr. Asamoah Boateng lost by 2,361 votes.

This daily news review is compiled by African Elections Project (AEP) Media Monitoring Centre, Accra, Ghana. Follows us on twitter @Ghanaelections and like our facebook page Ghana Votes

Ads by Google

Copyright © 2012 African Elections Project. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.