A writ of summons at the Ashaiman Circuit Court has directed the Electoral Commission (EC) in the Ashaiman Municipality and the Ashaiman Constituency Chairman of the National Democratic Party (NDC) to produce the Naa Amui Electoral Area ballot box and the entire ballot papers of the recently ended district level elections for recounting.
The writ filled by a candidate for Naa Amui Electoral Area, Mr Nicodemus Fumey and five polling agents and his supporters, dated January 19, 2011 was to compel the Ashaiman Municipal Electoral Commission and the Constituency Chairman of the NDC to make appearance in eight days or judgement would be given in their absence.
… As part of the statement of claim, the plaintiffs accused the NDC Constituency Chairman of taking away the ballot box and some voting papers. He had since not returned them. This incident, according to the plaintiffs, prevented the Electoral Commission from declaring the winner of the poll..
The plaintiffs claimed that at the end of the district level elections which was held at the Musama Disco Christo Polling Station at Ashaiman last December, three ballot papers were declared to be rejected. According to the writ, the plaintiffs demanded to see the rejected papers but the officers refused to show the papers to them.