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Legal practitioner and failed NDC parliamentary aspirant, Francis-Xavier Sosu, has rejected the results of the Madina parliamentary primary held over the weekend.
Mr Sosu was unsuccessful in his bid to win the ticket to represent his party in next year‘s legislative elections in the Madina Constituency. He lost to the incumbent, Alhaji Amadu Sorogho.
But, speaking to Nii Kpakpo Samoa Addo on Class91.3fm moments after announcement of the final results on Saturday, Mr. Sosu said the integrity of the ballot had been compromised for which reason he will not recognise its outcome.
“My initial reaction is that I do not accept those results. I do not accept them because they are not results of a very credible poll.
“There have been problems with the polls today. We have complained about them. All three candidates against the incumbent did a petition calling for the cancellation of the election,” he said.
Mr. Sosu polled 1,486 against Alhaji Sorogho’s 1,738 but maintains his defeat, though, narrow, arose from shenanigans. “My information is that...the final result was based on 14 polling stations, when indeed we only voted in 13 polling stations.” He said from figures available to him, he was ahead in the poll by some 25 votes before the addition of results from an unknown 14th polling station gave his opponent victory.
Mr. Sosu further alleged that there were results from polling stations, which were never signed by his agents. The young human rights lawyer said that his agents had refused to sign result forms in those polling stations because some voters had been allowed to cast their ballot even though their names were not on the register.
“Our agents never signed those results because in those polling stations there were people, who were voting, who were not in the register. Early on when we raised those protests, it turned violent to the extent that one of our agents was assaulted,” Mr. Sosu said.
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