Court confirms Kwaku Afriyie as MP for Sefwi Wiawso

The Sefwi Wiawso High Court has confirmed Dr. Kwaku Afriyie as a Member of Parliament for the Sefwi Wiawso Constituency.

The NPP MP’s victory in the 2020 general election was contested by the parliamentary candidate for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Constituency, Paul Evans Aidoo who petitioned the court to restrain Dr. Kwaku Afriyie from holding himself as MP-elect for the area.

Mr. Aidoo on January 6, 2021, in a suit prayed the court to declare the outcome of the December 2020 parliamentary election in the Sefwi Wiawso Constituency as null and void.

The 2020 NDC parliamentary candidate claimed that the results had not been tallied and that a ballot box from the Sefwi Asawinso Community Center 2 polling station had been stolen by some unidentified individuals as it was being taken to the Wiawso collation center.

Mr. Aidoo, however, was unable to back his claims with any proof in court.

Three years after hearing the testimony of all parties, including the petitioner, Paul Evans Aidoo and the defendants Dr. Kwaku Afriyie of the NPP and the Electoral Commission, the court presided over by His Lordship Justice Kwame Amoako ruled that the petitioner’s claim lacked merit.

According to His Lordship Justice Kwame Amoako, there were anomalies and contradictions in the evidence presented before the court by the petitioner.

He thus confirmed Dr. Kwaku Afriyie as the legally elected Member of Parliament for the Sefwi Wiawso seat.

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