Mr Bernard Mornah, General Secretary of the People?s National Convention (PNC), has contended his party’s result in Tuesday?s by-election in the Talensi Constituency of the Upper East Region and called for a recount of the PNC?s votes, particularly in areas where it recorded losses.
wpid-wpid-Bernard-Mornah.jpg Mr Mornah who was returning officer at the polls, said the Electoral Commission had made a deliberate attempt to pull down his party, alleging further that areas where the party lost recorded many rejected ballots.
He added that it had been observed in previous elections that rejected votes were often the reason for his party?s losses.
He said the PNC stood to perform better than NPP if it had 20 more votes in Tuesday?s poll, but that most of the ballots were rejected.
Mr Benson Tongo Baba, candidate for the National Democratic Congress emerged winner in the by-election with 10,366 votes which represented 42.31 per cent
Mr Thomas Duanab Wuni, candidate for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) polled 6,845 votes representing 27.94 per cent to claim the second position, whiles Dr Michael Wombeogo, PNC Candidate obtained 6,826 votes representing 27.90 per cent.
Mr Joseph Toatoba of the Progressive People Party obtained 214 votes representing 0.8 per cent, Mr Dennis Atiah Tambil of the Independence People?s Party (IPP) got 38 votes or 0.16 per cent, with Mr James Mambora Doubil of the New Vision Party obtaining 93 votes representing 0.38 per cent.
Mr Yaro Bameezina Philip of the Ghana Freedom Party got 58 votes representing 0.24 per cent.
Mr Baba in a victory message expressed his gratitude for the massive support given him and assured the entire constituency that he would work hard and serve with dedication. He said it was time to promote the NDC agenda in the constituency.
The Total registered voter population in the Constituency is 39,525 while the total votes cast was 25, 381. Total number of rejected ballots stood at 882.
Mr Amadu Sulley, Deputy Chairman of the Electoral Commission in charge of operations and elections declared the results.

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