The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has been slapped with a fine of GHS4,000 as punishment for delaying court proceedings with regards to the ongoing Techiman South election petition.
The NDC Techiman South Parliamentary Candidate, Christopher Beyere Baasongti, is currently in court challenging the declaration of Martin Adjei-Mensah Korsah as Member of Parliament for the area.
According to a report by citinews, at the case management sitting on Tuesday, the court partially granted the petitioner’s motions to amend the title of his suit to state that “no proper collation” was done in the 2020 Techiman South Parliamentary Elections, among one other relief.
He was however fined GHS7,000.00, which was later reduced to 4,000.00 after a series of legal arguments, for delaying court proceedings.
Peter Mac Manu the NPP’s 2020 election Campaign Manager accused the NDC of deliberately delaying court processes.
“The judge did not allow all the [NDC’s five] motions to fly. Rather, he gave them two [out of the five] to go and amend… They repeated some of the dismissed motions already ruled on, and because of that they were initially awarded a cost of GHS 7,000, and after several pleadings for review, the judge settled on GHS4,000 against the petitioner,” he was quoted by citinews.