The fisherman, Benjamin Eyi Mensah who secured a Supreme Court ruling that prevented the Electoral Commission from organising the district level elections on March 3 has won the Eyipeh Electoral Area election in the Central Region.

He secured 1063 votes to beat his closest contender Ebenezer Mensah who polled 583 votes.

Benjamin Eyi Mensah sued the EC for preventing him from filing his nomination to contest in the Eyipeh Electoral Area despite fulfilling all the requirements. The Supreme Court upheld his application that the EC was organizing the election with an immature Constitutional Instrument and declared the March 3 elections as unconstitutional.

This compelled the EC to present a new Constitutional Instrument to Parliament for consideration which was used in September 1 district assembly elections across the nation.

Benjamin Ayi Mensah won in all the five polling centres in the Eyipeh Electoral Area.

He told Joy News’ Latif Iddrisu that the EC tried to sabotage his candidature when its officials realized that he is affiliated to the opposition New Patriotic Party.

He was therefore elated by the results and promised to fix the sanitation condition under his jurisdiction.

He also wants to instill discipline in children in the area.

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