The New Patriotic Party Parliamentary candidate for Sene West Joseph Markay Kuma has withdrawn an application for injunction filed against the Electoral Commission.
The suit was aimed at preventing the EC from declaring the results of the Sene West Constituency in the just ended parliamentary election.
The party requested an injunction on the declaration of the parliamentary results in order to review the outcomes of the elections in the constituency.
The court has, however, awarded a cost of ¢6,000 against the NPP parliamentary candidate for withdrawing their petition for the interlocutory injunction.
A Wenchi High Court has fixed Thursday, December 17, to give its verdict on the Sene West parliamentary election petition brought before it by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary candidate in the just-ended elections.
The Electoral Commission has issued a statement on the number of parliamentary seats secured by the 2 main political parties in the just-ended general elections.
According to the statement, out of the total number of 275 constituencies, the NPP has won 137 parliamentary seats, the NDC has 136 and Independent Candidate Lawyer Andrew Asiamah Asamoah has 1 seat. This brings the total number of seats declared so far to 274.
The only outstanding seat yet to be declared by the EC is that of the Sene West constituency in the Bono East region.
The NDC secured its highest number of seats in the Greater Accra Region by gaining 20 constituencies, whilst the NPP’s stronghold, Ashanti Region gave the party 42 seats.
At least, 108 out of the 275 Members of the 7th Parliament will not return to the house in the 8th Parliament, either because they lost the primaries in their parties or are retiring or lost the seat in the December 7 elections.
That means about 39.20% of all the 275 MPs are not returning to the house.