Electoral Commission Distances Itself from Yendi Constituency NPP Election Results Declaration
In the aftermath of the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) parliamentary election in the Yendi constituency, the Electoral Commission (EC) has officially clarified its position, distancing itself from the purported results declared in a video circulating on social media.
The election, which was contested between incumbent Yendi MP Farouk Aliu Mahama and MASLOC CEO Hajia Abibata Shanni Mahama Zakariah, witnessed violence at the voting center, disrupting the counting process.
The EC stated that it has not officially declared results for the Yendi Constituency in the NPP parliamentary primaries. According to the EC’s account, the counting process for the incumbent Farouk Aliu Mahama was disrupted when the Presiding Officer had counted 296 votes in his favor. The situation escalated as 489 remaining ballots were destroyed, preventing the completion of the collation and the declaration of results.
The Commission explicitly disassociated itself from the declaration seen in the circulating video, emphasizing that it has not officially pronounced any results for the Yendi Constituency. The statement aims to clarify the electoral situation and maintain the integrity of the electoral process in the Yendi constituency amid the controversy surrounding the disrupted counting process.