The Progressive Peoples Party,(PPP) is lacing up to sue the Electoral Commission for defacing the portrait of its parliamentary candidate for the Manhyia North Constituency.
Bertrin Amponsah Biritwum, the PPP candidate last week Tuesday had the shock of her life when posters bearing her image that were mounted close to the Airport roundabout were utterly defaced by the EC.
The Commission, strikingly but worryingly had pasted their posters of the ongoing voter exhibition exercise on top of the posters of the female candidate.
The EC by their action had succeeded in covering the image of the former Kapital Radio news -anchor who had pasted about 50 of her portraits on telephone poles in the Buokrom area.
Speaking to the Ghanaian Observer Newspaper, the visibly angry Madam Amponsah expressed worry about the EC’s action.
She wondered why the EC had bypassed several poles in the constituency to place their exhibition notices on her posters.
She noted her intention to officially petition the EC on its conduct before proceeding to the court to seek legal remedy for the defacing act.
”I want to give the EC an opportunity to clear the mess they have caused and based upon their reaction I will see my way clear for the next action to follow”, Madam Amponsah posited.
She disclosed the PPP regional executives were aware of the incident and were fully backing her to seek redress to repair the damage the EC has done to her image and that of the party.
Sounding defiant, Madam Amponsah maintained nothing could deter her from fighting to bring a change in the constituency where she will be contesting the NPP incumbent MP for the seat.
According to her, the constituents were yearning for change and she and Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom, flag-bearer of the PPP represented that change they so desire.
”I come with the conviction that am the change the people of Manhyia-North need at this time of their lives and I am ready to do all I can to make it a reality ”, Madam Amponsah emphasized.
She said, ‘this upcoming parliamentary election will be an opportunity for the youth who form about 65% of the constituency to decide their own fate to either remain in hopelessness or change for an improved life by voting for me’.