The Electoral Commission (EC) has assured Ghanaians that it is concluding processes to declare the outcome of the parliamentary election in the Sene West constituency.
Sene West, which is in the Bono East Region, is the only constituency whose result is yet to be declared by the Commission due to a dispute at the constituency level.
A statement from the Commission assured the general public that it was working to finalize the issues regarding the constituency to enable a transparent, fair, credible, and peaceful conclusion of the process.
“We expect to bring finality to this issue within the shortest possible time,” the Commission said.
Giving a breakdown of the parliamentary elections, it said, so far, 274 seats out of the 275 parliamentary seats have been officially declared, with the New Patriotic Party (NPP) winning 137 seats, putting it ahead of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), which has won 136 seats.
There is also an independent candidate who won a parliamentary seat in the Fomena constituency of the Ashanti Region.
According to the EC, it is aware of contests to some parliamentary seats by both NPP and the NDC in a number of constituencies.
But the Commission says it “entreats the political parties to use the laid down processes established by law to seek redress to their concerns.”
No arrest of official
Meanwhile, in a separate statement, the EC has described as false report on social media that an official of the Commission has been arrested in Somanya on grounds of reducing the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) by 3,000 votes.
It has therefore urged the public to disregard the fake news.
“The attention of the Electoral Commission has been drawn to social media reports alleging that an EC official has been arrested in Somanya within the Eastern Region in Ghana. The fake news further goes ahead to claim that the said EC official was arrested for reducing the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Presidential candidate’s votes by 3,000.
“We wish to state that this is false. The public is therefore urged to disregard this fake news,” the statement read.