Haruna Iddrisu accuses government of using military to reduce NDC’s parliamentary seats

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Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu has accused the government of using military personnel to oppress voters in constituencies the opposition National Democratic Congress won.

While the Electoral Commission is yet to declare the results of the 2020 polls, there is currently a heated debate as to which party won majority seats in Parliament.

While the NDC insists that it has won 140 parliamentary thus controlling the next Parliament, the NPP has disputed that claim.

Addressing the press on Wednesday, December 9, 2020, Haruna Iddrisu accused the government of trying to subvert the will of Ghanaians in five out of 140 constituencies where it won the parliamentary election.

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“There are attempts by the NPP government, led by Akufo-Addo, to shamefully attempt to subvert the sovereign rule of the Ghanaian people and even reduce our parliamentary numbers by five, targeting, Tarkwa, Upper Denkyira West, Sefwi Wiawso, Sene West and Techiman South,” he said.

He addressed the media at the Accra International Conference Centre.

“In Upper Denkyira West, even after collation and reconciliation, it is the NDC that won the seat there. They have threatened the Electoral Officer, saying that they will eliminate and kill him if he so declares the results in favour of the NDC.”

Meanwhile, the Electoral Commission is yet to announce the results of the 2020 elections.

They apologized for failing to live up to its pledge to, within 24 hours, declare the results of the 2020 parliamentary and presidential election.

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Chairperson of the Commission, Madam Jean Mensa says her inability to deliver the results within 24 hours as scheduled was due to events she had no control over.

Earlier, the Commission had said it had introduced more efficient measures which will facilitate the declaration of election results within 24 hours because, in this year’s polls, the National Collation Centre in Accra is only receiving collated presidential election results from 16 regions as opposed to results from 275 constituencies as has been the case in the past.

But the EC ultimately missed this deadline.