Haruna Iddrisu, the Minority Leader in Parliament, has suggested that the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has not been able to secure pink sheets from the Techiman South constituency, which would serve as concrete proof that the party won the seat since it was destroyed.
The returning officer at Techiman South reported to him, according to the Member of Parliament (MP) for Tamale South, that the pink sheets had been burned.
When the House reconvened on Monday, 14 December 2020, Mr. Iddrisu, speaking on the floor of Parliament, condemned the spate of casualties reported during the elections.
“He said I was personally at Techiman, and I was not happy with what I had seen. That an electoral officer should not even make the results or outcomes declared for declaration open to a political party. In our multi-party constitutional democracy, it cannot be so. The NDC was burned, whether it was a returning officer or a district officer to say anywhere that his copy meant a political party. We are still following through, but the loss of lives in Techiman is what is important. We had to meet one or two bereaved families that resulted from the shooting that contributed to the loss of lives.
That remains a negative stain on the conscience of our democracy to choose our leaders, life must not be wasted and unnecessarily lost. In some other constituencies around the country, in Sene, there are still contested results.
Mr. Iddrisu stressed that we still have some dark clouds against what the Chair of the Electoral Commission has declared.”
However, he congratulated the newly elected Members of Parliament, “particularly the old ones who in their various constituencies had the privilege and honour of the electorate to re-elect them to serve them.”
But in a fast rebuttal, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, the Majority Leader and MP for Suame, denounced the NDC minority for targeting the Electoral Commission elections.
He suggested that to counter their arguments, the NDC must equip themselves with sufficient evidence.
According to him, their objections to the results of the elections do not, without clear facts, hold water.
If people really want to stand on the basis of truth, before making any proclamation, they should really be prepared with the facts of truthfulness, because if you don’t have the pink sheets, you can’t make any allusions,” he noted.”