Court suspends Aprabo-Kuwait-Oti Assembly elections over irregularities

The alleged female “ghost” contender labelled as Male

A circuit court in Kumasi has placed an injunction on the Aprabo-Kuwait-Oti electoral area elections over irregularities.

One of the aspiring Assembly members; Madam Princess Owusu Ansah dragged the Electoral Commission to court over what she called suspicious activities involving the EC which she believed would affect her electoral fortunes.

Madam Princess Owusu insisted there is a collusion to “spoil” her votes as a “ghost” contender; Dwomoh Sarpong Fausty dressed in a very similar manner to hers in her photo, was labelled “male” instead of “female” and never showed up for any election related activity. She told’s Bernard Buachi that the officers of the Electoral Commission kept making excuses anytime she demanded details of her(Dwomoh Sarpong Fausty’s) status in the election or her filing documents.

Princess Owusu Ansah’s initial photo that was rejected because her headgear covered her ears

Madam Princess Owusu also revealed that the Electoral Commission officer for the area has been begging her to keep mute over attempts to insert the “ghost” contender in the race.

“They rejected my initial photo in which I had a headgear covering one ear, but accepted one of this Dwomoh Sarpong Fausty that looked same as mine” she said and added that “they assigned Dwomoh Sarpong Fausty the sex of a male in spite of her photo being that of a woman”. She also says the dressing of Dwomoh Sarpong Fausty in her photo was very similar to hers; a something that she had a difficulty accepting as sheer coincidence.

Photo of Dwomoh Sarpong Fausty in outfits similar to those worn by Princess Owusu Ansah

Madam Princess Owusu told Bernard Buachi of she demanded Dwomoh Sarpong Fausty’s ID and other filing documents to convince herself of her legitimacy but the EC failed to produce anything and added that she will not relent until the EC does the right thing.

The court, presided over by Justice Diawuo ruled that the elections for Aprabo-Kuwait-Oti Electoral area be suspended and the issues addressed.

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