'I respect the decision of the voters but...' - E.T Mensah

In certain electoral areas, the number of registered voters was 809, but his opponent, Sam George, polled 1,245, he told Accra-based Joy FM.

 

Defeated incumbent Member of Parliament for the Ningo-Prampram constituency, Enoch Teye Mensah says he respect the decision of the voters but alleged the polls was not free and fair.

According to the MP also referred to as Ningo-Prampram 'Mugabe', there were serious rigging especially at the Ningo electoral area.

Certified results by the Electoral Commission showed George polled 4,910 votes representing 63.4 per cent of valid votes cast to end the parliamentary career of Mr. Mensah who has been in parliament since 19997. ET Mensah polled 2,831 votes representing 36.5 per cent of valid votes cast.

“…the land guards that came chased our polling agents away. [The land guards said] ‘your life or you leave here’. They [voters] were bussed on Sunday from Ashaiman – three Metro Mass buses. We had a hint that he [Sam George] intentionally created the kind of confusion that he created on Saturday so that the [voting process] would not come on because the people that he needed to come [and vote] were also voting on that same day,” Mr Mensah added.

He noted that he won't challenge the results.

"People say I should contest the results. What for? I can make a formal complaint to the regional party, because if we should go back take all the documents, voters register, votes cast in the ballot box and cross check, you find out that it's been flawed," the Ningo Prampram MP said. He said the outcome of Sunday's polls is a lesson for him.

However, in his victory speech Sam George called on ET Mensah to support him in winning the parliamentary seat for the NDC.

" I want to say a  big thank you to all mighty god and my wife and son. The wonderful campaign team that worked tirelessly. I call him to accept me as a son. There has been no winner or no loser. Myself and ET Mensah constitute team NDC in Ningo Prampram."

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