The four contestants sitting with other dignitaries of the NPP observing the electoral process

THE CUSTODIAN has learned of an imminent lawsuit on the declaration of the Walewale constituency Parliamentary primaries of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) held on Saturday, January 27, 2024. The Electoral Commission (EC) declared Dr Mahama Tiah Abdul-Kabiru as the NPP Walewale Parliamentary Candidate elect for the 2024 general elections.

He reportedly obtained 345 votes against 338 votes polled by the incumbent Member of Parliament, Hajia Lariba Zuwera Abudu. The other two contestants in the race, Tahiru Sham-an and Jangdow Mahama had 145 and 1 votes respectively.

However, information reaching THE CUSTODIAN Online reveals the Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Hajia Lariba Abudu, has gathered her arsenals and expected to file an injunction on the results.

She believes the results were fraudulently declared by the elections governing body to favor the candidate declared as the winner.

It was observed that some disputed ballot papers were allegedly added to the results which gave an advantage to the eventual candidate elect. It is also believed that the electoral commission officials were compromised during the process.

Consequently, the polling agent of the legislator declined to append his signature on the declaration sheet in protest of how the process was conducted. He also called for a recount of the ballots but the EC officials blatantly refused to oblige to the request which is fundamental in every electoral process.

Meanwhile, deep throat sources closer to the corridors of the Office of the Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, have said the 2024 NPP Presidential Candidate is not pleased with the outcome of the polls.