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High Court throws out former NDC MP for Salaga South over election challenge

An Accra High Court Presided over by Justice Edward Apenkwa has upheld the election of Salifu Adam Braimah as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Salaga South, throwing out a petition by his contender Alhaji Ibrahim Abubakari.

The trial judge in his ruling, dismissed the Petitioner’s case and upheld the argument of the 1st Respondent (Salifu Adam Braimah) that his election at the December 7, 2016 polls was valid

Counsel for the MP who doubles as the Savannah Regional Minister, Sulley Sambian in an interview said he was happy with the verdict, stressing that from day one, he knew the petition was frivolous.

“Well, you should expect me to be naturally happy with the verdict. From day one, I knew the Petitioner had no case. Infact it was frivolous and I expected this day” Counsel for the 1st Respondent who also doubles as the North East Regional secretary of the NPP told MyNewsGh.com a while ago.

According to him, this brings finality to the raging controversy as to whether his client was validly elected or otherwise.

Counsel for the former MP was Tony Lithur.

Sometime in January 2017 the petitioner Hon Ibrahim Dey sued the NPP Member of Parliament (MP), Salifu Adam Braimah challenging the outcome of the elections alleging over voting in some polling stations.

In his suit, he was seeking among other reliefs nullification of some results in selected polling stations and a further order declaring him as the one who was duly elected.

He argued that there were irregularities in the conduct of the elections which according to him affected the outcome of the same

It was his case that but for the irregularities, he would have won the elections.

Source:MyNewsGh.com/Stephen Zoure/2019

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