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Defeated NDC candidate petition court to annul Amewu’s victory

Defeated NDC candidate petition court to annul Amewu's victory

Defeated NDC candidate petition court to annul Amewu’s victory

Defeated NDC candidate petition court to annul Amewu’s victory

The 2020 parliamentary candidate for Hohoe constituency, Professor Margaret Kweku  who stood under the ticket of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and four others are praying on the Ho High Court to annul the election results of the  Member of Parliament (MP) for Hoehoe, John Peter Amewu.

The petitioners want fresh elections to be conducted.

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The others who have joined the NDC candidate to file this parliamentary election petition are Simon Alan Opoku Mintah, John Kwame Obimpeh, Godfred Koku Kofie, and Felix Quarshie.

These are residents of Santrokofi, Akpafu, Likpe, and Lolobi (SALL).

The Electoral Commission (EC) and the former Energy Minister have been named as defendants.

The NDC candidate and the SALL residents had prior to Mr Amewu’s swearing-in as MP secured a 10-day injunction at the Ho High Court.

They had argued that the failure of the EC to allow them to vote in the parliamentary elections breached their rights guaranteed under the constitution.

SALL case at Supreme Court

The Supreme Court stopped short of setting aside this injunction because it had elapsed when it was asked to intervene by the Attorney General.

The Apex Court nonetheless held that the residents should have filed an election petition since they were challenging the validity of Mr Amewu’s election.

The court, therefore, set aside portions of the case filed at the Ho High Court that related to the validity of the election leaving the human rights aspect at the court.

The residents have now filed an election petition pushing to have a fresh election.

New petition

The petition contends that the SALL areas at all material times were part of the Hohoe Constituency.

It argues further that, not allowing the residents to vote inured to the benefit of Mr Amewu since the NDC candidate enjoyed strong support from SALL.

They, therefore, want the court to set aside the elections for a fresh one to be organised to allow the SALL residents to exercise their franchise.

Source: www.spotonnews.net

Written by Joyceline Natally Cudjoe

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