NDC legislators were prevented today from submitting their petition to the Electoral Commission (EC) by the police which nearly resulted in a near scuffle.
With a barricade mounted by the police at the Ridge Roundabout in Accra to prevent the NDC MPs led by Minority Leader in Parliament, Haruna Iddrisu and the Minority Chief Whip, Muntaka Mubarak, the legislators resisted the attempt by the police officers.
This degenerated into a messy scene as the persistent MPs were seen being manhandled and shoved away by the police. Some of the MPs fell to the ground as others shouted on top of the voice describing the act by the police as “undemocratic injustice.”
Speaking to the media, Mr Haruna Iddrissu after attempts to meet the EC officials failed said the NDC won the Techiman South seat and demand for a re-collation as done in other disputed constituencies.
“We are standing in denial by collusion of fraud by the Electoral Commission and the NPP. It is not acceptable, you know they are just joking with Techiman South, add it to their number and claim a false 137 which they don’t deserve their 136,”
“If Techiman South result is not resolved amicably and satisfactorily in accordance with the laws of Ghana and in particular with regulation 43 of CI 127 and more emphatically collation than openly and transparently by EC and we remain in denial that we don’t have the results for Techiman South we will be thinking through what to do on January 7.”
The NDC read the petition to the media and said they will boycott all activities of the Electoral Commission in parliament.