A High Court in Sefwi Wiaso in the Western North Region, presided over by his Lordship, Justice Kwame Amoako, has confirmed Dr. Kwaku Afriyie as Member of Parliament for the Sefwi Wiawso Constituency.
After the 2020 parliamentary election, the candidate of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Paul Evans Aidoo, challenged the results collated by the Electoral Commission.
On 6th January 2021, he petitioned the High Court for a resolution to declare the outcome of the parliamentary election in the Sefwi Wiawso Constituency as null and void. He also asked the court to stop Dr. Kwaku Afriyie from holding himself as the MP-elect for the constituency.
But the court upon hearing the accounts of all the parties, declared that the case of the petitioner has no merit.
Mr. Aidoo, a former Western Regional Minister who also served as MP, had alleged that there was no collation of results.
He also claimed that a ballot box from Sefwi Asawinso Community Centre 2 polling station was snatched by some unidentifiable thugs whilst being transported to the collation centre at Wiawso. He, however, could not provide any evidence for these allegations.
The presiding Judge, His Lordship Justice Kwame Amoako, said there were contradictions and inconsistencies in the evidence he provided to the court.
He thus confirmed Dr. Kwaku Afriyie as the Member of Parliament duly elected for the Sefwi Wiawso constituency.