NPP's Dan Botwe (2n R) and NDC General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia observing the b allot counting yesterday

Provisional results by the Electoral Commission (EC) indicated that National Democratic Congress (NDC) yesterday won the disputed parliamentary seat in the Sene West Constituency in the Bono East Region by 16 votes.

The area, where results became a subject of contention, saw a petition for an interlocutory injunction by the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) dismissed by the Wenchi High Court.

The injunction was sought with regards to polls at the Tato ‘A’ polling station in Tato Bator.

The court ruling paved way for the EC to declare the results of the parliamentary contest in the Sene West Constituency.

The court also fined the party GH¢14,000 describing the petition as “irredeemably incompetent,” and asked the EC proceed to count the ballots in the contested polling station.

Following the counting ballots, the NDC secured 275 votes against the NPP’s 148 leaving the NDP with just 1 vote.

A total of 47 votes were rejected.

The result was subsequently reconciled with that of other already collated from or stations after which the NDC’s Kwame Ampofo Twumasi won with a cumulative 13,116 against the NPP’s Joseph Markay Kuma who polled 13,100 per the provisional results.

The counting was supervised by the EC officials in the company of Dan Botwe of the NPP and NDC General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia among others.

This slim margin of 16 votes brings the Parliamentary seats to 137 apiece with the NPP-affiliated independent candidate making up a full House.

Meanwhile, there was heavy security presence at the Bono East Regional Police Command where the exercise was undertaken.

The EC was yet to make an official declaration of the results at the time of going to the press.

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