The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Parliamentary Candidate for the Sene West Constituency, Kwame Twumasi Ampofo, has been declared winner of the disputed December 7 elections.
After a Wenchi High Court on Thursday dismissed a petition filed by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Parliamentary Candidate, Joseph Mackay Kumah, ballots for Tato Battor were recounted.
NDC’s candidate had 275 votes while NPP’s candidate had 148 with the candidate for the National Democratic Party (NDP) polling 1 vote.
These counted ballots were added to already counted ones from the other polling stations.
After collation, the NDC had a total of 13,116 votes while NPP had a total of 13,100 votes.
The NDP candidate had 191 votes.
In all, a total of 26,407 valid votes were cast with 660 rejected.
The win gives the NDC 137 seats in Parliament with the NPP on the same number.
There is one independent candidate – representing Fomena Constituency – who has committed to joining the NPP in the next Parliament.
By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh|3news.com|Ghana