Boniface backtracks on decision to challenge Madina parliamentary results

    Defeated Member of Parliament (MP) for Madina constituency, Alhaji Boniface Abubakar Sadique has backtracked on his decision to challenge the parliamentary results of the December 7 polls in court.

    He says his decision is informed by the realization that his agents on the ground let him down.

    The incumbent lost MP his seat to Francis Xavier Sosu of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) by a margin of over 15,000 votes.

    Out of the 110,403 total votes cast, Francis Xavier secured 62,127 votes, defeating Boniface Saddique who had 46,785.

    Boniface Abubakar in a Citi News interview said he has accepted his defeat in good faith but wishes the constituents are able to enjoy the development he made them benefit from over the past four years.

    “Some of us have accepted it in good faith. I thought of taking it to court but I have decided not to. I believe in the principle that elections are won at the polling station People who were supposed to do proper manning refused to do so and thought were harming me. But they have forgotten that when a vehicle is involved in an accident, the quantum of injury differs from person to person. I am the candidate and my injury is different from the one who cast the vote expecting me to bring the road to your place one day. Check all the MPs in Greater Acra and see the level of development I brought to Madina but today I pray that we get another MP who can do the same.”

    Abubakar Saddique Boniface is a Minister of State at the Office of the Vice President and is a former Minister for Inner Cities and Zongo Development.

    He is also the former Member of Parliament for the Salaga Constituency.



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