NPP Parliamentary Primaries: We have not declared result for Yendi Constituency – Electoral Commission

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The Electoral Commission has asked the general public to disregard a video circulating on social media, depicting a gentleman declaring the results of the just-ended New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary primaries in the Yendi Constituency in favor of the incumbent.

The Commission said the Presiding Officer couldn’t complete the collation and declare the results for the election held on January 27.

“The Electoral Commission wishes to inform the General Public that, it has not declared results for the Yendi Constituency in the just end NPP Parliamentary elections,” a press release signed by the Acting Director of Public Affairs, Michael Boadu said.

According to the Commission, “Seven hundred and Eighty-Five (785) voters voted, out of Seven hundred and Ninety-Four (794) register. voters. The counting of ballots for the incumbent, Hon. Farouk Aliu Mahama, was disrupted when the Presiding Officer counted Two hundred and Ninety-Six (296) votes in his favor. Unfortunately, the destruction of Four hundred and Eighty-Nine (489) ballots which remained to be counted, made it impossible for the Presiding Officer to complete the collation and declare the results.”

“The Commission therefore disassociates itself from the declaration,” the press release concluded.

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