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The National Democratic Congress (NDC) members on Parliament’s Appointments Committee will not participate in the vetting of the Deputy Minister-designate for Local Government and Rural Development, Martin Agyei Mensah Korsah.

This is in protest of the unresolved political violence that characterized the Techiman South declaration in the December elections.

Sources say the leadership of the party is putting pressure on the MPs to boycott the vetting of the deputy Minister-designate slated for tomorrow, Friday, June 11, 2021.

Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu confirmed they will stay out because government has stayed mute on bringing finality to the incident.

Two people were confirmed dead at the Techiman Holy Family Hospital, while an unspecified number of people are also said to have sustained gunshot wounds following a shooting incident at the Techiman South Constituency in the Bono East Region.

The deceased were hit by stray bullets when the police and military officers deployed to ensure law and order fired several warning shots to control the crowd following the announcement of the parliamentary election results.

A misunderstanding ensued over the results when it was declared that the New Patriotic Party’s Martin Adjei Mensah Korsah had won against Mr. Beyere of the NDC. Both candidates had earlier declared themselves winners.

The NDC is currently in court challenging the declaration of the NPPs Martin Agyei Mensah Korsah as winner. The party is accusing the NPP of using violence to deny the NDC the opportunity to be the majority party in Parliament.

The Minority Leaders also accused government of using violence to deny the people of Techiman South their truly elected MP.

He indicated they intend to protest to the international community over the Techiman South incident, and for that matter they might not participate in the vetting of the deputy minister-designate.

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